Remains of body found in Old Greenwich identified as Stamford man

April 5, 2019

GREENWICH — Police have identified the remains of a man found in Old Greenwich nearly two years ago.

Capt. Robert Berry said Peter Robinson, a Stamford man who was around 50 years of age, was positively identified by the medical examiner’s office through DNA. He was described as being homeless in the Stamford area. Authorities said next of kin had been notified.

A cause of death has not been determined.

After the bones were found by town public-works employees on April 26 at Helen Binney Kitchel Park, near the Perrot Memorial Library, police conducted an extensive search of the area. Divers scoured the little brook running through the area.

According to a statement from Capt. Berry, “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.... The initial assessment was that the remains were from someone who had died in 2015 or 2016.”

Police said Jones was approximately 5’ 7” tall and 175 pounds.

Berry said the department was looking for more information on the case. “The cause of Mr Robinson’s death is undetermined at this time. Greenwich Police continue to investigate the circumstances of his death and are seeking information from the public. Anyone who may have known Mr Robinson in the 2014-2016 time frame and has information about him, his known 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 wrote.