In August 2022, the remains of an unidentified individual were discovered by a property owner who was doing landscaping work in Waterbury, Connecticut. The individual’s remains were found near the Metro North train tracks. It was determined that the remains were that of a White man who was approximately 5’7”-6’1” tall during his life. The man’s height, weight, hair, and eye color could not be determined due to the condition of his remains.
With few leads to go on, the identity of the man is unknown. Details of the case were entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) as #UP94477.
In 2023, as part of an ongoing collaboration aimed at solving the backlog of cold cases in Connecticut, the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner partnered with Othram in The Woodlands, Texas. Othram will use Forensic-Grade Genomic Sequencing® to build a comprehensive DNA profile to generate new investigative leads for the case.
Anyone with information that could aid in this investigation is encouraged to contact the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner by calling 860-679-3980 and referencing agency case M-22-17083 or NamUs ID #UP94477.
A DNASolves crowdfund has been created to raise funds for the casework costs. Anyone can contribute here. We are grateful for your support.