Police ID Human Remains Found at Binney Park

Peter Robinson. (Photo from Greenwich Police Department)

By Richard Kaufman
Sentinel Reporter

Nearly two years after human remains were found at Helen Binney Kitchell Natural Park in Old Greenwich, authorities on Friday announced that they’ve made an identification.

According to a press release from the Greenwich Police Department and Capt. Robert Berry, the remains are those of Peter Robinson, who was believed to be around 50-years-old when he died. Robinson was last known to be homeless in the Stamford, Conn., area. Robinson’s family has been notified of his death.

On April 26, 2017, Greenwich Parks workers discovered a human bone within a stream inside Binney Park, adjacent to Laddins Rock Road.

“Over the course of several days, Greenwich Police searched the entire park and the stream, up to where it crosses the I-95 interstate and down to and including Binney Park pond. On multiple visits and searches, police were able to gather human bones that were determined to be from a single person,” Berry said. “The remains were transported to the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for analysis and identification. The initial assessment was that the remains were from someone who had died in 2015 or 2016. DNA samples from the remains were eventually collected and subsequently tested by the State of Connecticut Crime Lab. Results from this DNA test identified the remains as those of Peter Robinson.”

The cause of death is “undetermined at this time,” as the GPD is asking for the public’s help in gathering more information as they continue to investigate.

“Anyone who may have known Robinson in the 2014-2016 timeframe and has information about him, his associates, or any other relevant information are asked to contact the Greenwich Police Tips Hotline at (203)-622-3333, or email tips@greenwichct.org,” Berry said in the release.

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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