NY family thinks bones under home are missing father
LAKE GROVE, N.Y. — A New York family says they’ve found human bones beneath their basement, and they believe the remains are those of their patriarch who disappeared half a century ago.
Steven Carroll, 61, and his brother Michael Carroll, 57, said their family had tried just about everything to find out what happened to their father, George Carroll, who disappeared in 1961.
The missing man’s wife, Dorothy Carroll, who died in 1998, had only told her children that “he went out and just never came back,” Michael Carrol said.
Investigators will use dental records, if available, and DNA testing in an effort to confirm whether the bones are George Carroll’s. That could take months, Suffolk County Chief of Detectives Gerard Gigante said on Thursday.