INVESTIGATION Officials learn identity of remains found in fire
Police believe Vincente Constantino might have beenliving in the shed.
By PEGGY SINKOVICH
VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
BROOKFIELD -- The bones found in the charred rubble of a storage shed fire were of a 47-year-old Hubbard man, the police chief says.
The bones were sent to the state Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation last month. State officials determined the bones were the remains of Vincente Constantino of Hubbard, Police Chief Dan Faustino said. Faustino said officials received the results Thursday.
"The results came back 99.9 percent [positive]," Faustino said. "I'm very glad we have these tests available, because now the family can have some closure."
Police believe Constantino may have been temporarily living at the storage shed located at B & amp;B Specialties, 562 Brookfield Ave.
The shed caught fire Feb. 25, and when Brookfield firefighters went back to the shed a few days later they found a small piece of bone.
Fire Chief Keith Barrett said at the time that he was surprised the bone was found because he didn't know anyone was living there. The chief said when the fire broke out, firefighters noticed a truck parked near the shed but believed someone may have just left it there for a few days.
Barrett took the bone to Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, Trumbull County's forensic pathologist, and asked for an opinion.
Germaniuk said the piece was too small and asked officials to go back to the scene and look for more evidence. Officials went back to the scene March 10 and found more remains.
Firefighters said Friday that the cause of the fire is undetermined. Barrett had said he believes the fire was accidental and noted that firefighters found no evidence of foul play.