Skeletal remains found in Pennsylvania identified as missing man since 2013
Human skeletal remains recently discovered in western Pennsylvania have been identified as a New Castle man who went missing nearly a decade ago, authorities announced this week.
Christopher Story was 40 years old at the time of his disappearance, according to a missing person report Filed by the FBI a decade ago. He was last seen at his home around 11 p.m. on August 11, 2013, the report said.
“The NCPD has continued to aggressively investigate this case since that date, trying to locate Chris Story and determine what happened to him,” the New Castle Police Department said in a Facebook Post shared on Wednesday.
Nearly a decade after his disappearance, Story’s remains were found in a wooded area in Taylor Township, less than five miles from Mahoningtown, where he lived, New Castle Police said. The Lawrence County coroner confirmed his identity, the police department said.
Detectives from the New Castle Police Department have been working over the past few weeks to recover the skeletal remains with the help of the Coroner’s Office as well as K9 cadaver dogs and the FBI, officials said.
“After examining the remains, looking for specific medical characteristics and comparing x-rays, Coroner Richard ‘RJ’ Johnson advised detectives and New Castle Police that the remains are those of missing person Chris Story,” the police department said. The announcement said Story’s family “have been informed of the findings and that their loved one has been located.”
The coroner has not yet determined a definitive cause or manner of death, police said. The detective agency’s investigation into Story’s death and disappearance is active and ongoing, they said, and Story’s remains are being sent to the FBI for forensic examination.
According to federal investigators, Story was last seen in a white T-shirt, khaki shorts, a dark baseball cap and black shoes. The FBI wrote in its missing persons report that he “left behind his wallet, cell phone charger and medication.”
At the time of his disappearance in 2013, the FBI determined that the man “has surgical needles/rods lodged in his spine and may walk with a limp” and “may appear agitated as well as appear confused or suffer from hallucinations” without access to his medication have.
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