According to state police Captain Robert Nuzzo, the partial, skeletal remains were discovered by a worker cutting brush near the creek on Wednesday. Nuzzo said police had so far been unable to determine much about the remains, including age, sex or how long they had been there. While a state police forensic unit aided by K-9 and scuba teams combs the crime scene, officers from the Kingston and Town of Ulster police and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department are assisting with the investigation.
Nuzzo said police were combing through unsolved homicides and missing person’s cases looking for potential links with the remains. He added that officers were also talking to area homeless people to determine if any of their associates had gone missing.
“As in any investigation like this,” said Nuzzo, “we’re going to treat it like a homicide until we can prove otherwise.”