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    CT - East Lyme, WhtMale Skull UP15613, 45-65, @ Const Site, Aug'16 James Balantic

    More at link. According to the reporter there are no current active missing persons cases out of Old Lyme, and no word on gender, or how long the skull could have been there, or any additional remains/items found:

    http://www.wfsb.com/story/32761573/s...autostart=true

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    Okay, a couple corrections:

    It was found in East Lyme, (not Old Lyme as stated) near Sleepy Hollow Road and Van Winkle Way. http://www.courant.com/breaking-news...815-story.html http://www.wfsb.com/story/32761573/s...d-in-east-lyme
    http://wtnh.com/2016/08/15/possible-...-in-east-lyme/

    One source says the woods, two others say it was found in/near an "active adult community" that opened in 2010 (so not exactly a housing development).

    While there are no missing people from East Lyme itself (at least that are listed in NamUs), there are missing people from the area that should be looked into. Who knows how long the skull has been there (especially if it actually was in the woods).

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    We've got some missing people from the area: in New London, Norwich, Waterford... that said East Lyme is right off of I-95, so this person could have come from anywhere.

    Alternatively, it could be Native American or ancient remains. Lots of Colonial and Native History in that area.

    (I grew up in the area.)

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    There is one missing person from East Lyme:
    Bettina Scott
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/393/68/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dionysia View Post
    There is one missing person from East Lyme:
    Bettina Scott
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/393/68/
    Oh, wow, I completely missed Bettina! I hope they check her first no matter how old the skull is. If only for just... Closure reasons.

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    http://fox61.com/2016/08/15/state-po...tion-underway/

    A person called police just before 7 a.m. Monday morning. They told troopers at Troop E in Montville that they found a "suspicious item." It appears that item was a human skull, which was lying about 150 yards into the property of the Sleepy Hollow Road and Van Winkle Way in the Niantic section of town.A source tells FOX 61 it's likely an animal dragged the skull out of the nearby woods to the side of the road. The same source says more remains were discovered in the woods and that this skull was likely related to the other find.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System says 170 Connecticut residents are currently listed as missing, including Bettina Scott, of East Lyme, who has not been seen since Christmas Day of 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rats View Post
    Okay, a couple corrections:

    It was found in East Lyme, (not Old Lyme as stated) near Sleepy Hollow Road and Van Winkle Way. http://www.courant.com/breaking-news...815-story.html http://www.wfsb.com/story/32761573/s...d-in-east-lyme
    http://wtnh.com/2016/08/15/possible-...-in-east-lyme/

    One source says the woods, two others say it was found in/near an "active adult community" that opened in 2010 (so not exactly a housing development).

    While there are no missing people from East Lyme itself (at least that are listed in NamUs), there are missing people from the area that should be looked into. Who knows how long the skull has been there (especially if it actually was in the woods).
    Whoops! It said East Lyme right in the article too. Sorry about that! Just goes to show how tired I am lol (I just saw the word Lyme and immediately thought "Old" as one of my aunts used to live there). Mods feel free to correct the title, as it is a different town.

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    Here's an update from my hometown paper:
    http://www.theday.com/policefirecour...d-in-east-lyme

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    East Lyme — State and local police spent much of Monday investigating on scene after someone found a partial human skull near where Sleepy Hollow Road turns into Van Winkle Way early Monday morning.Van Winkle Way begins at the entrance of Sleepy Hollow Hills, a private, 55+ adult living community located just beyond Stone Cliff Drive.
    According to police, the partial skull was located at 6:51 a.m. A deeper search into the woods revealed more skeletal remains, police said.
    So the location is both the woods and the entrance to the community? Well, at least we cleared that up. I wonder what else they found, though. Or gender, or race, or how old they were.... Ugh, the lack of info is killing me.

    There are some nice pics from Twitter embedded in this patch article: http://patch.com/connecticut/thelyme...e-state-police Showing the area they were found in. This article also has similar shots in the video: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/l...390202001.html Though I've been to Niantic/East Lyme, I don't think I've made it there. (Mostly because I wouldn't have a reason to). I definitely laughed when, during the video, she said something to the effect of "Crime can't happen here, this is /East/ Lyme!"

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    Wow, that was fast. Went to go look for another CT case and found this new one, already in there: https://identifyus.org/en/cases/15613 Looks like it's not Bettina though, since it's a 45-65 year old male.

    Case #: 16-13068
    Date Found: August 15, 2016
    Location: Wooded Area Sleepy Hollow Road, East Lyme, CT (New London Co.)
    Estimated age: 45-65
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Height: 70 in.
    Body conditions: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
    Probable year of death: 2016 to 2016
    Estimated postmortem interval: 6 months

    Circumstances: Surface scattered skeletal remains in wooded area.

    Deformities: Tori on mandible
    Boney growth on lower jaw
    (I don't know why they said this twice, that means the exact same thing).

    Clothing with body: Jeans
    Winter Jacket dark grey
    large blue Russell t-shirt
    winter gloves
    Footwear: Avia Sneakers size 11

    Dental charting not available, DNA available - not yet submitted.


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    Southeastern CT is pretty much all deciduous forest, so even though there's some smaller cities, there's a lot of woods.
    The house I grew up on was on an acre, primarily wooded. You wouldn't call it rural though, definitely suburban, in a subdivision / neighborhood built in the mid-50s.

    Coincidentally, my parents lived for a bit in a 55+ community in Niantic, the town next to East Lyme.

    Looking at missing persons:

    Jerald Goodman
    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/30593/7/
    Missing from NYC, last seen October 2015
    Was wearing jeans, blue top, and sneakers, like the UID
    69 years old, 5 ft 10... matches UID as well
    Case file says he was developing dementia

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    He has been identified as James M. Balantic, of Danielson. :

    http://www.wfsb.com/story/33041077/h...een-identified

    Danielson is in far eastern CT, in Windham County, not super close to East Lyme. Wonder how he got there.

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    Danielson to East Lyme is a straight shot down 395.



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