A person in Maine called the police after discovering human skeletal remains while cleaning out their father’s old home after his death.
82-year-old Douglas Scott, died of the novel coronavirus earlier this year.
On May 8, his grown children were sorting through his property at his home at 196 Poland Spring Drive in Casco, located about 30 miles away from Portland, when they came across the remains in an outbuilding.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner began an examination of the remains on Sunday. Additional testing and examination will likely take place over the weeks to come.
Police said they’re also still investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery.
The circumstances are similar to a discovery in 2011, when the family of Frank Julian found human remains inside a freezer. They were later identified as Julian’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Kitty Wardwell. She had been reported missing in 1983. Julian had been questioned in connection with her disappearance, but nothing ever came of it.
In the current case, it’s not yet known whether Mr Scott was aware of the skeletal remains found on his property.