EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. - A disturbing discovery in East Greenbush has police and the FBI revisiting a 75-year-old cold case.
Investigators will be back out at a Michael Road home in East Greenbush on Thursday after human remains were found there. The uncovered remains were brought to Albany Medical Center for testing by a medical examiner.
Police say they are working off of the assumption that the remains are from a cold case dating back to 1938.
Someone rehabbing the home found the bones on Wednesday and alerted police.
Investigators and a number of evidence technicians spent several hours combing the basement area of the home where the remains were found.
The only lead investigators seem to have is a book report by a ninth grade student that claims a man by the name of William Karl bodo Ellke was once the owner of the home. He fled to Germany in 1938 at which time the FBI may have been investigating him.
The report also mentions a woman who went missing the same year.
Investigators say their goal now is to find that missing persons report, a difficult task considering the East Greenbush Police Department didn't even exist back in 1938.
The remains are said to be very old. The home was a Russian Orthodox Monistary in 1935 and an orphanage before that.
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