Vernon Remains Are Not of 3 Local Missing Girls

Police in Vernon have not yet determined whose remains were found last month in woods off West Street found a skull by an old landfill, but they are not any of three local girls and women reported missing, police said on Tuesday.

A man who was walking in the area found a skull and detectives scoured the dense property with cadaver dogs, recovering a "significant amount of evidence."

There were no DNA matches in the Combined DNA Index System, and criminalists from the state forensic lab have ruled out that the remains are of Lisa White, Janice Pockett or Debra Spickler, according to a news release from police. 

Lisa White, who lived near the site, vanished in 1974 when she was 13.

Janice Pockett, of Tolland, was last seen in July of 1973.

Debra Spickler was visiting family in Vernon when she disappeared in July 1968.

Police are continuing to try and identify the remains.

Contact Us