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Human remains discovered by hikers in North Collins


DETAILS. TURNING NOW TO OUR OTHER TOP STORY TONIGHT — AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY. TWO HIKERS FIND HUMAN REMAINS INSIDE A BOOT— IN A WOODED AREA IN NORTH COLLINS YESTERDAY.. NOW– OFFICIALS HAVE UNCOVERED A BODY. NEWS 4’S RACHELE MONGIOVI JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THE LATEST, RACHELE? YEAH CALLAN…. THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS NOTIFIED ABOUT THIS DISCOVERY AT 11 YESTERDAY MORNING. THEY SAY THE HIKERS SAW SOMETHING VERY UNUSUAL…CALLED 911– AND SHORTLY AFTER IT TURNED INTO A CRIME SCENE. 10:48 THEY CAME UPON A BOOT THAT WAS STICKING OUT OF THE GROUND, THEY LOOKED AT IT A LITTLE CLOSER AND IT APPEARED THERE WERE SOME BONES INSIDE THE BOOT (8) THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A GRIM DISCOVERY. SATURDAY MORNING—TWO HIKERS SPOTTED A BOOT– WITH HUMAN REMAINS INSIDE IT….IN MARION J FRICANO TOWN PARK. DEPUTIES IMMEDIATELY CALLED IN THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE AND A TEAM OF ANTHROPOLOGISTS FROM MERCY HURST COLLEGE. 11:22 THEY VERY METHODICALLY SPENT MOST OF THE NIGHT AND ALL OF THIS MORNING EXCAVATING THIS AREA WHERE THIS BOOT WAS FOUND AND DID IN FACT UNCOVER WHAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A BODY THAT HAD BEEN BURIED THERE (12) EXPERTS BELIEVE THE BODY HAS BEEN BURIED FOR QUITE SOME TIME— ANYWHERE BETWEEN 15 AND 30 YEARS. DEPUTIES SAY THE PARK HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS— AND THINKS THE SOIL WASHED AWAY– EXPOSING THE BODY. 13:55 HOW IT MANAGED TO GET TO THE SURFACE LIKE THAT– IT MAY HAVE BEEN THERE ALL ALONG, MAYBE IT WAS COVERED, MAYBE NO ONE JUST CAME BY THAT PARTICULAR AREA AND SAW IT BEFORE OR RECOGNIZED IT (9) THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE REMOVED ALL THE REAMINS AND WILL START EXAMINING THE BODY MONDAY. 11:55 HOPEFULLY THAT’LL GIVE US SOME MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED, IT’S JUST THE FACT THAT’S IT’S BEEN HERE FOR SO LONG AND THE CONDITION OF THE REMAINS IS SUCH THAT IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH AN IDENTITY (14) THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL NOW START LOOKING INTO MISSING PERSON CASES TO TRY TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS. THEY WILL SEND OUT THE INFORMATION NATIONWIDE– INCLUDING THE TYPE OF BOOT AND ANY DISTINGUISHABLE CLOTHING TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND A MATCH.

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3 thoughts on “Human remains discovered by hikers in North Collins

  1. It is incredible how nobody notices these things for decades; this is why you should call your grandparents every day.

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