Police ID Human Skull, Remains Found in East Lyme

Human remains on Van Winkle Way in East Lyme

The human remains that were found in East Lyme last month have been identified.

Police said the human skull and other skeletal remains have been identified as James M. Balantic, 51, of Danielson.

On the morning of Aug. 15, a jogger found part of the man's skull near a new development off Sleepy Hollow Road and Van Winkle Way.

As responding officers searched the woods, detectives found more skeletal remains and those bones were sent to the office of the chief medical examiner to determine the cause of death.

The results have not been released.

Eastern District Major Crime detectives continue to investigate. 

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