After hunters discovered human bones near Warrenville Road in Green Brook in January, medical examiner's office forensic investigators were tasked with trying to identify the source of the skeletal remains.
So far, the investigators have only revealed the bones are male, and as the investigation continues, no further details will be released, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jack Bennett said.
Investigators searching for potential matches of missing people have many resources to check, but several online sources of information on missing people list several from the area.
According to the National Missing and Unidentified Person Database cases of such missing persons range from the disappearance of 16-year-old brothers Samuel and Oscar Garcia-Calles, who were traveling to Green Brook and disappeared in January 2009, to 22-year-old Froyon Cojon-Jeronimo, of Plainfield, who disappeared Feb. 18, 2011, after leaving his home after work that night.
Other area cases include Roselle Park resident William Joseph Jamison, reported missing in March 1981; and 46-year-old Wayne Bacon, also of Plainfield, who was reported missing March 15, 2006, after his mother was unable to reach him for a month.