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Skeleton found in Lake Grove basement decades after owner went missing

LAKE GROVE, Long Island (WABC) – A skeleton was discovered in the basement of a home on Long Island Wednesday,…

LAKE GROVE, Long Island (WABC) –

A skeleton was discovered in the basement of a home on Long Island Wednesday, 57 years after a man who lived there went missing.

Police say George Carroll’s two

George Carroll has been missing since 1961, six years after the family bought the home.

Michael Carroll tells Eyewitness News that It’s been rumor in the family for years that his father may be buried in the basement. He disappeared when Michael was 8 months old, and the apparent story was left “to do something” and never returned.

“It did not just come up overnight, it’s something that’s been talked about for years,” he said . “

The excavation of the basement began a few years ago, but Michael Carroll said it became too dangerous and had to be stopped.

DNA-testen vil blive anvendt til at identificere de rester, så for nu kan Michael ikke sikkert sige at det er hans far. But he believes it is.

“I feel great that my dad is free from that crappy hole,” he said.

He said his father fought in the Korean War and that he would like to bury him at Calverton National Cemetery.

“I want him to be a soldier,” he said. “I want him to get what he needs.”

The remains were found about 6 to 8 feet down, and Michael said he was not surprised when he found them. He said he always believed his father was in basement.

“In my mind, I always felt that I was going to find that,” he said. “I’m glad this is over and I do not have to break up my house anymore. “

If it is his father, he said he believes he has an idea who may be responsible.

The authorities are also not even sure if George Carroll was officially reported missing.

The mother is deceased, and the siblings own the house.

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