Investigators determined that skeleton remains of a woman found in Vernon are not connected to two open missing persons cases in New Haven.
DNA evidence collected from family members of two missing New Haven women, Lisa Calvo and Evelyn Frisco, didn't match the remains, according to Officer David B. Hartman, media liaison for the New Haven Police Department.
"The skeletal remains are not those of either Lisa Calvo or Evelyn Frisco," Hartman said in a news release. "The New Haven Police Department's cases remain open."
The remains were found a year and a half ago at a former landfill in Vernon and Vernon police believe that the skeletal remains are those of a white woman about 40 to 50 years old. They released a sketch on Sept. 16 showing what she may have looked like.
Hartman said that the New Haven cases "never had forensic or evidentiary ties to the Vernon discovery" and that the U.S. Department of Justice's National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) cross-references "found and missing persons cases where similarities or locations may lead to case closures."
"The only similarity was that the women who went missing were about the same age of the person [whose] remains were discovered," he said, adding that "the Vernon case had been compared to over a dozen cases since the remains were discovered in March of 2013."
He said that the procedure is a "common investigative tool."
"This type of comparison or case inquiry occurs hundreds, sometimes thousands of times each day and is mainly computer generated," Hartman said.
Meanwhile, Vernon police continue to investigate, working to identify the human remains.