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The Times
  • Police continue to investigate human remains finding

  • Authorities are continuing to investigate the discovery of human remains behind an abandoned house at 59 ½ Flint Ave. in Little Falls.

    According to reports, a man working in the yard discovered the remains and alerted police Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.

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  • Authorities are continuing to investigate the discovery of human remains behind an abandoned house at 59 ½ Flint Ave. in Little Falls.
    According to reports, a man working in the yard discovered the remains and alerted police Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.
    “We have unidentified skeletal remains that we’re investigating,” Little Falls Police Chief Michael Masi said Thursday. “We don’t have an identification yet.”
    Masi said state police and the Herkimer County District Attorney’s office are involved in the investigation as law enforcement attempts to determine who the person might be.
    The house has been unoccupied since about 2000 with people living there off and on, said Masi. He added someone working at the property discovered the remains.
    “We’re interviewing occupants to see if it might be some relation,” said Masi.
    Police are treating the death as a homicide, which is standard in any case of an unknown cause of death, Masi said. “Based on where the body was located and the manner it was disposed of, it’s being looked into as a homicide,” he said.
    Masi said a state police forensic team processed the scene Thursday morning and Herkimer County Corner Vincent Enea said a post autopsy would be conducted by a medical examiner Thursday afternoon in Albany to try and determine the cause of death.
    Captain Mark Lincoln, of the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, said police are unsure of the gender, but are looking to see if the remains could be that of an elderly man who used to live in the house some time ago. “The last time the man was seen was between 2004 and 2006, and he was never reported missing,” he said.
    A positive identification has not been found yet, but authorities will continue to investigate how the body became to be, said Lincoln.
    If anyone has information they are asked to call state police at 366-600 or Little Falls police at 823-1122.

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