Police: Mummified Remains Found in Trailer Identified
The mummified remains that were discovered in Middletown in May have been identified.
Once on the scene, officers located the decomposed and mummified remains inside an abandon camper that had been discarded at the location.
An investigation was conducted to determine the identify of the deceased, and cause of death.
DNA samples from the remains were collected and sent to New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center in Albany, NY.
In early August, Middletown Police were contacted by an investigator from the New York State Police FIC to inform them that the DNA sample they provided had been positively identified.
The remains matched the DNA profile of Stephen E. Skok, a City of Middletown resident with a former address on Liberty Street.
The family of the deceased have been contacted and advised of the findings.
The exact cause of death remains undetermined, but appears to have an underlying natural cause.