Police: Remains found near Patterson last week may be missing Guatemalan immigrant Gabriel Lopez Duarte

While a DNA test is necessary to positively identify the remains, authorities believe the bones belong to 39-year old Gabriel Lopez Duarte. (4/21/14)

PATTERSON - Investigators say that a skull and bones found by hunters last week in Patterson may belong to a Guatemalan immigrant missing since 2010.

Three men hunting for deer antlers in the woods last Saturday found the skull and bones about 300 feet to the east of Maple Avenue, a narrow country road north of Patterson.

While a DNA test is necessary to positively identify the remains, authorities believe the bones belong to 39-year old Gabriel Lopez Duarte.

Authorities say that Lopez Duarte's bicycle was found near the remains.

State police are asking anyone who may have information in the case to contact them at the Brewster Barracks at 845-279-8656.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

advertisement | advertise on News 12