Human remains found in Rutland Town

On Sept. 4, the Vermont State Police were informed that a human body was located in a wooded area behind Kathy Drive in Rutland Town.

Three K-9 dog teams from Massachusetts Air Scenting and Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue were searching this area in an attempt to locate a Danny Goldstein, who has been missing from his apartment at 116 North Main St. in Rutland City since July 26. It is unknown if the remains belong to Goldstein as they are badly decomposed.

The remains were transported to the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an examination and a dental records comparison can be made. This should be completed by the middle of next week.

Officers from the Rutland City Police Department, The Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and two Assistant Medical Examiners were on scene for several hours combing the area for evidence.

Dr. Elizabeth Bundock, a Medical Examiner for the State of Vermont advised that the skeletal remains found in a wooded area of Rutland Town belonged to Daniel Goldstein, who had been missing for over 6 weeks. A dental records check was conducted and this aided in the positive ID.

Although the identification is positive, the cause and manner of death is still pending and it may be some time before that is determined.

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