Human remains found earlier this month have been identified as missing Avon man James Robertson, who disappeared nearly two years ago.
On New Year’s Day, 2014, Robertson was reportedly lured from his parents’ home by two men, Alfred Ricci and Scott Morrison, posing as police officers,Fox reported. A third man, James Feeney, the ex-boyfriend of Robertson’s then-girlfriend, allegedly planned the kidnapping, Fox added.
A fourth man, former Dedham police officer Michael Schoener, has also been implicated for allegedly supplying the badge, holster and handcuffs that were used to lure Robertson out of the home, CBS reported in a related article.
“The reality has set in that their lost son has now been found and determined to be deceased. I think it’s kind of mixed emotions between the sadness and some relief that they know what happened to their son. It’s difficult. It’s almost two years to the day,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said to CBS.
Authorities had asked hunters at the Blue Hills Reservation to help look for Robertson’s remains, telling CBS at the time that the Norfolk DA’s office suspected foul play was involved in his disappearance.
Robertson's father confirmed that detectives had contacted him about the identification of the remains on Tuesday, Fox added.
The official cause of death has not been determined, according to CBS.