The 'missing' poster for Elizabeth Heath, who went missing in 1984.
Updated: Friday, 16 Apr 2010, 11:46 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 15 Apr 2010, 8:16 AM EDT
Newtown, Connecticut (WTNH) - Police are in Newtown confirm that human remains found are those of Elizabeth Heath, a 30-year old Newtown woman who was reported missing in 1984.
The remains were found at 89 Poverty Hollow Road, and police say the remains found are now being treated as a homicide.
A contractor doing renovations in a barn on the property made the discovery Wednesday night when a bone was found underneath the floor. Later on, State Police were called in and began excavating, looking for more evidence they discovered more bones in bags on the property.
Some neighbors that live in the area say the home gave them a creepy feeling. According to a realtor who tried to sell the place, a man who lived there in the 70's and 80's was very ecentric. "He ran a flop house so to speak, he had a a lot of guests," explained Heather Rodriguez of Newtown. "There was at one time, when I started representing the sellers, a pit in the living room where he kept snakes and lizards in."
According to police, John Heath, the husband of Elizabeth Heath, lived there until 2005. Police say he was the last person to see his wife in 1984. At the time of her disapearence, the two were going through a divorce.
Newtown Police Detectives and State Police Major Crime Detectives are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Newtown Police at: (203)426-5841.