LEHIGH TOWNSHIP — A human skull found in April of 2015 has been identified.
Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell said in a release Monday the remains, found in a wooded area near 827 Main Street in Gouldsboro, are those of George Julian Rymko.
The National Missing Persons Data System states Rymko, who was last seen alive at age 49, was “...last seen on January 22, 2011 in Scranton.”
Rymko's last known address was a residence on Cherry Street in Waterbury, Connecticut.
On February 2, 2011, “...Rymko's vehicle was discovered at a truck stop near Gouldsboro,” the release states. His cell phone was also off.
The skull was discovered by a hunter on April 28, 2015, who contacted authorities.
On Dec. 11, Howell reviewed a DNA comparison report necessary for human identification.
The remains were further examined by a forensic anthropologist, “...who obtained a DNA sample from the specimen and confirmed that no trauma was sustained by the skull.”
A blood relative of Rymko provided a DNA sample to compare to the DNA of the remains.
“The result of this comparison yielded a positive match,” the report states.
Howell issued a certificate of death naming Rymko as the “...positive identity of the human skull,” which officially declares him deceased.
The report continues to state, “Due to the lack of further evidence (no other human remains of Rymko's have been discovered to date), the cause and manner of death have been ruled undetermined.