Human Remains Found in Vehicle Submerged in Muscoot Reservoir, Police Reopen Cold Case

Muscoot Reservoir
Human remains were found in vehicle that was submerged in Muscoot Reservoir. Photo Courtesy of the White Plains Police Department.

A missing person case that was first reported over 30 years ago has been reopened after law enforcement officials discovered human remains in a vehicle submerged in Muscoot Reservoir this week. 

The White Plains Police Department, which will lead the investigation, said the car matches the description of a vehicle relevant to the case which was first reported in late 1989. The vehicle, which was removed from the water near Somers by New York State Police and Department of Environmental Protection Police on Tuesday, is being treated as evidence, officials said. 

The apparent human remains found in the car, and confirmation that the remains are of the missing party in question, are pending forensic examination. Officials will release the name of the individual once the next of kin is notified, police said. 

White Plains officials said they will continue to work with DEP Police and the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death and identification. 

This is a developing story. Check back in for updates. 

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