WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) — The DuPage County Coroner has identified the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in west suburban Woodridge last month as that of a man who has been missing for more than six years.
Dr. Richard Jorgensen said the remains are those of 37-year-old Scott Arcaro of Lisle, who disappeared in February 2007.
Identification of the remains was made through dental records.
Jorgensen said he cannot determine a cause of death yet, but he expects to eventually.
Two youths out for a walk found the remains on March 30, in a wooded area in the 7900 block of Lemont Road.
Arcaro’s girlfriend, Nicole Goyette, said, “He was just an incredible person. An incredible person who, I think, trusted the wrong people.”
Goyette said she believes Arcaro was murdered, and she hopes that “whoever did this” can be found – and punished.
“When you lose someone in this way, you can’t help but think about them often. You wonder every day, where are they? Are they exposed? Are they cold? Are they alive? So many things go through your mind,” she said.
Goyette and Arcaro had known each other since childhood.