Remains found in a Long Island family basement positively identified as those of missing dad

6 month ago

The remains discovered in October in a Long Island home's basement were positively identified as those of George Carroll, a Korean War veteran who vanished since 1961, leaving his wife and four kids behind.

One of them, Michael Carroll, 57, had never believed the mother's story relating how the father simply went out for cigarettes one night, then never returned.

Michael was only 8 months old at the time, but was haunted by his father's fate, until the day a psychic told him his dad's remains are under the foundation of his home. Michael then started digging with the help of his siblings. Specialized tools scanned the floor, revealing a perfectly intact skeleton buried five feet down.

Prosecutors say an investigation is underway to determine how George Carroll was killed and buried in his family's residence.