Human skeletal remains have been found in Southbury. State Police Western District Major Crime Squad says the discovery in a wooded area near Berkshire Road came during a search for a 63-year-old man, who has been missing since April. Police planned to search after the leaves fell.
The remains have not yet been identified.
State Police say the investigation into Mark Gasso’s disappearance is ongoing. He failed to show up to work on April 19th and a coworker called Police to conduct a well being check at his Berkshire Road home. The man's truck was in the driveway, the door was unlocked, the shower was on and his cell phone and wallet were found in the home. Police say there were no apparent signs of a struggle inside the dwelling.
Yesterday's search involved State Police Emergency Services Search & Rescue K9 Unit and Dive Team, FBI Task Force officers, Southbury police and detectives for the Naugatuck Police Department.