Human Remains Found In Greenfield

GREENFIELD—The New York State Police have confirmed that they are investigating the discovery of human remains in the Town of Greenfield, Saratoga County.

On Monday, a hunter came across what appeared to be a partial human skull in a heavily wooded area. The State Police at Wilton were notified and responded along with the Forensic Identification Unit from Troop G Headquarters in Loudonville and recovered the item.

On Tuesday, Troopers and investigators conducted an intensive search with the assistance of forest rangers and law enforcement officers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. That search, which was aided by cadaver dogs, yielded more bone fragments. The search was discontinued for Wednesday due to the weather and is expected to resume Thursday.

The information established to date, indicates that the skull may be that of a pre-pubescent child age approximately 10 to 12 years of age. It is unknown how long the bones have been present in the area. The skull will be examined by a pathologist, along with the other bone fragments, to determine if the subject’s gender, age range and possible cause of death can be determined, police said.

Laboratory tests are to be conducted to determine information on a DNA profile. Troop G BCI is conducting a homicide investigation. There is no known connection to any open case at this time.

The Troop G BCI is preparing a teletype message to go to all police departments via the New York Statewide Police Information Network (NYSPIN) with salient case facts to try and develop a list of possible missing person cases that may fit the facts of this incident. 10-28-09

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