Police continue investigating skeletal remains found in wooded area on Harwinton, Litchfield town line in December

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HARWINTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Connecticut State Police are investigating after skeletal remains were discovered on the Harwinton/Litchfield town line on Dec. 19.

Police said just after 3 p.m. that day, Troop L in Litchfield was contacted by a person who reported finding what they believed to be skeletal remains. The person found the remains while walking their dog in the woods in the area of Campville Road.

Troopers from Troop L responded to the area and located skeletal remains approximately 100 feet off the roadway.

Western District Major Crime Detectives, State Police Search and Rescue, and CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection responded and searched the area. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also responded to the scene.

On Jan. 11, the Western District Major Crime Unit said in a statement they received numerous viable tips and recovered on-scene evidence that is likely to identify the remains. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is working with the anthropologist to expedite efforts, they said.

“When an identification is confirmed, further information will be released and Western District Major Crime Detectives will continue to investigate several leads into the circumstances that revolve around this discovery,” WDMC said.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Troop L at 203-626-7900.

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