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Skeletal remains of man found in Londonderry Township might be those of missing area resident

Posted 10/19/18

The skeletal remains of a man found in a remote swampy wooded area near Swatara Creek Road could be the remains of a man who has been missing in Lower Swatara Township for several months, …

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Skeletal remains of man found in Londonderry Township might be those of missing area resident

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The skeletal remains of a person found in a remote swampy wooded area near Swatara Creek Road could be the remains of a man who has been missing in Lower Swatara Township for several months, township police told the Press & Journal.

Clothes found near the remains match the clothes that the person was last known to be wearing when he went missing, Lower Swatara Detective Robert Appleby said.

Appleby emphasized that the identity of the man has yet to be confirmed by forensic testing to be done through the Dauphin County coroner. However, based on evidence at the scene, "we strongly believe" the man to be the missing person whom Lower Swatara police have been trying to locate since July 31, Appleby said.

The man is also the only active missing person investigation in the township as of now, Appleby added.

The remains were discovered by deer hunters who were in the area Thursday night. The remains were reported to State Police at about 9:02 p.m., according to an account posted by FOX43 on its website.