Search For Remains In Old Greenwich Park Continues


A Greenwich Police forensics truck sits at the search site in Binney Park in Old Greenwich. (Greenwich Police twitter photo)

By Richard Kaufman
Sentinel Reporter

According to the Greenwich Police Department, the Connecticut State Police Dive Team returned to Helen Binney Kitchel Natural Park in Old Greenwich on Thursday in search of more human skeletal remains connected with the remains originally found in a wooded area off Harding Road back on April 26.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recommended the dive team wear protective hazmat suits in order to guard against the presence of PCBs in the water. “Connecticut State Police came down with dry suits; they have protective clothing,” said GPD spokesman, Lt. David Nemecek.


The PCBs were found during the testing for the upcoming pond dredging at the park, which is scheduled to take place in early July.

It’s unclear yet if anything has been found as a result of the latest search, but Nemecek said the department has discovered additional materials during other searches that appear to be consistent with the same person. They have also recovered various animal bones unrelated to the case.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not yet offered any information on the identity, gender or cause of death, and Nemecek said that everything is still on the table such as foul play, fatal medical condition or a drug overdose.

Nemecek indicated that the GPD may revisit the site as well in the future as the search continues.

About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at richard@greenwichsentinel.com

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