More Human Remains Found Behind New Britain Shopping Center

Police have uncovered more human remains behind a shopping center at 593 Hartford Road in New Britain, near where the remains of three missing women were discovered in 2007.

It's not yet clear whether the remains found Tuesday belong to Diane Cusack, Mary Jane Menard or Joyvaline "Joy" Martinez, who disappeared in 2003. Their deaths have been ruled homicides an police are still trying to figure out who killed them and why.

"It's unknown at this time if they're identified from the previous identified three victims," said New Britain police spokesman Cpt. Thomas Steck.

Police noted that they have only recovered partial remains of the three murdered women. The remains found in Tuesday's search have been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for further examination and identification.

Authorities have returned to the area every year looking for clues. The search is ongoing and will continue for several more days.

"We've been out here since the 21st of April conducting a more extensive search with the use of specialized equipment and canines," Steck said.

The Greater New Britain Serial Killer Task Force continues to investigate the deaths of the three women.

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