Human remains found in basement of LI home 6 decades after owner went missing

November 01, 2018 - 9:55 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A family on Long Island believes they found the remains of their patriach in their basement -- almost six decades after he disappeared.

They made the discovery on Halloween, no less.

George Carroll went missing in 1961 and his children have searched for him for years. 

Michael Carroll 57, and his two adult sons were excavating Michael’s basement at 75 Olive St. in Lake Grove when the sons discovered what appeared to be human remains at approximately 2 p.m.  Wednesday. The family called 911 and homicide detectives investigated.

Michael’s parents George and Dorothy Carroll owned the home in 1957. Michael and his three siblings lived in the house with their parents. George has been missing since 1961, and Dorothy died in the late 90s. Michael is the current homeowner. 

Two of Carroll's grandsons now in their 20's have been doing the on-and-off digging for months.

The family says they can now give Carroll a proper funeral but still don't know how he died and ended up buried in his own home.

The four Carroll children say they would ask about their father but never got a straight answer from their mother. 

The remains were taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to be examined by an anthropologist. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.