Police: Human remains found in basement of New City home

Detectives say friends and family alerted them after not hearing from the person who lived at the home.

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2023, 9:32 AM

Updated 431 days ago

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Clarkstown police say they discovered human remains in the basement of a home on Ruth Drive in New City on Sunday.
Detectives say they were called to the home for a welfare check on an elderly resident who had not been heard from for a long time.
Family members told detectives that a strong odor was coming from the basement.
Officials say they discovered the odor - and heavily decomposed human remains. Police don't believe the death is suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to call Clarsktown police at 845-639-5800.


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