The buried bones discovered in the cellar of a Long Island man's house have been identified as his long-lost father and the police have ruled his death as manslaughter.
Mike Carroll, 57, always wondered what happened to his father, Korean war veteran George Carroll, who disappeared 60 years ago in 1961 when Mike was only eight months old.
He hired ghost hunters and psychics to help him solve the mystery and they said his father was buried in the basement of the house.
Officials confirmed that the intact skeleton indeed belonged to the family patriarch on Wednesday.
& # 39; I am happy to hear that this is my father. This is a deep and very emotional thing and everyone has to deal with this in different ways. This has broken my family, "Carroll said to Newsday.
I say it to my sons … we beat out a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, two. We found our father, so we win, "he added.
Mike Carroll, 57 years old, found on Long Island that a human skeleton was buried six feet below his cellar. On Wednesday, those remains were identified as those of his father George Carroll, who had disappeared without trace in 1961
The remains were unearthed in Carroll's Lake Grove home where he grew up and was bought from his mother before her death in 1998. Family members always shared rumors that his father George had been buried in the cellar
The autopsy showed that the George Carroll died of bone fractures on the skull, something that paranormal Mike Carroll had already told
& # 39; How does something like this happen? How do you throw someone away and bury them in the basement and pour concrete over it and nobody knows? & # 39; his brother Steven Carroll, 61, said.
The death of the veteran is now being investigated as murder. But police say they may never know who was behind his death.
Mike's mother, Dorothy, gave vague details about how one day his father left for a packet of cigarettes and never returned. Mike says his family never submitted a report of missing persons and went on with their lives.
If she had secrets, she took them to the grave when she died in 1998.
Mike bought the house in Suffolk County before his mother died and used the help of ghost hunters and psychics to see if the mystery of his father could be solved.
They pointed to an energy that felt in the basement of the house in Lake Grove. Carroll said there were always family rumors that his father might be buried there.
With his two adult sons burrowing on Halloween, October 30 this year, the family made the ghostly discovery of an intact skeleton and suspected that the boneselongated to his father George Carroll.
& # 39; How does something like this happen? How do you throw someone away and bury them in the basement and pour concrete over it and nobody knows, "said Steven Carroll, 61, after the bones had been identified as his fathers
Mike Carroll dug up the bones with his two grown sons Michael Jr (right) and Christopher (left)
According to the autopsy, the cause of death was "blunt trauma," something that a paranormal drug had already predicted Carroll. Officials say the trauma could have happened after death, according to NBC.
& # 39; I was told by the paranormally gifted trauma. She actually said to me that it was a pipe, that he was hit by a pipe in the head and that he was buried alive, "Mike said to the New York Post.
We could conclude that the cause of death was blunt strokes on the head with skull fractures and brain damage, although there may be other injuries that are no longer perceptible, said Michael Caplan, medical research expert from Suffolk County.
"The DNA was extremely well preserved in skeletal remains, even after almost 60 years," he added.
But now the mystery remains about how he got there – buried six to seven feet under the earth and covered with concrete.
George would have been in his twenties at the time of his death.
His children were also very young at the time of his disappearance. His daughter Patricia was nine, Jean, seven and sons Steven, five and Mike eight months.
Cops ruled George Carroll's death as a murder. Mike & # 39; s mother Dorothy told her four children that George went to cigarettes and then never came home again. If she had secrets at his death, she brought them to the grave when she died in 1998
Police and Mike Carroll say that Dorothy's second husband, Richard Darress, who had been withdrawn not long after George Carroll had died, would have been a good person to ask questions. He died earlier this year
According to the police, Dorothy Carroll never has a clear answer to what happened to her husband with her four children.
She also never informed the police of her missing husband.
Suffolk County police confirmed that no one had ever submitted a missing person's report to George Carroll.
But for Mike, finding the remains of his father is enough.
& # 39; There will be no justice. Justice happened when we set it up because we just broke the perfect crime – they almost got away with it, "he said.
Carroll said that someone who knew something about his father's death, Richard Darress, was the second husband of his mother, who moved not long after George Carroll died.
However, Darress later moved to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and died in June at the age of 77.
But he said: "I try to avoid going to this point with a finger.
The family will arrange a military funeral for the remains of George Carroll at the Calverton National Cemetery.