Police ID Remains Found Near Vernon School

Police have identified the man whose skeletal remains were found near a middle school in Vernon in September. 

The victim has been identified as Michael Poletti, 47, of Vernon, who was reported missing in August 2013. The cause of his death is not yet known, but police do not believe foul play is involved.

A hiker found Poletti's remains in the woods behind the Vernon Center Middle School on West Street around noon on Thursday, Sept. 18, about a mile away from where a woman's skull was found a year and a half earlier.

Police said the two cases are not connected.

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