Police believe Cranberry remains are those of Beaver County man missing since July
Cranberry police believe skeletal remains found along Dutilh Road are those of a Beaver County man reported missing in July.
Sgt. Chuck Mascellino said on Monday that a wallet found among the remains contained identification for a man believed to be in his 40s. A relative of that man called police during the weekend to ask about the remains, he said.
“We have tentative identification,” Mascellino said. “We're still waiting for confirmation that that's who the person is.”
A man walking from UPMC Passavant Cranberry to a nearby business on Saturday found the skeletal remains and some clothing about 2:30 p.m. on hospital property near Dutilh United Methodist Church, Mascellino said. The remains were not buried.
Mascellino said police don't believe the remains are those of a hospital patient.
Based on the condition of the remains, investigators believe they were outside for some time, Mascellino said.
A team led by Dennis Dirkmaat, a forensic anthropologist from Mercyhurst University in Erie, processed the remains on Saturday night to determine an identity and the cause of death.
Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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