The Rotterdam police department is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding human skeletal remains, which were found in a wooded area near the Mohawk River off of Rice Road.
At approximately 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, the Rotterdam police department was contacted by the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department. The Rotterdam police department was informed by the Sheriff's department that they had received a complaint of human remains being found by the Mohawk River off of Rice Road.
New York State police Troop G Major Crimes Unit and the New York State Forensic Identification Unit are assisting the Rotterdam police department in the investigation.
The investigation into the identification of the remains and the circumstances surrounding the death of the individual is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Rotterdam police department detective division at 355-7397.