A Human Skull Was Just Found In Ontario That's Related To A 23 Year-Old Cold Case
The skull belonged to a man from a missing person case from 1996.
Sudbury Police have just confirmed that they have discovered a human skull that's tied to a missing person case from 1996. Police state that the skull that was discovered at the end of May has now been identified as Alexander Sretenovic, a missing person who disappeared in 1996. Police are asking anyone with other information on this case to contact them immediately.
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, at around 6:20 PM, the Greater Sudbury Police confirm that they were called to the area of Nelson Lake Road in relations to what might be discovered human remains.
On Sunday morning, Police confirmed that a human skull and additional human bones had, in fact, been discovered and the coroner office had also attended the scene to run tests on the human remains. Originally, no information was provided on the identity of the human remains.
However, after a post-mortem was conducted by Dr. Fairgrieve from the Centre of Forensic Science, the identity of the human remains has been revealed. Sudbury Police confirm that the human remains that were discovered belonged to Alexander Sretenovic who went missing around 11:30 PM on August 14, 1996.
While Police are still unaware of how the human remains ended up in this location and the cause of death is still undetermined, police state that foul play is suspected.
Sretenovic was 29 years old at the time that he went missing. The last time he was seen, Sretenovic was leaving his residence on Elm Street on August 14. He was never seen by family or friends after that date.
At the time of his disappearance, police believed that it was suspicious and an ongoing Criminal Investigation was conducted. Throughout the years, Sudbury Police confirm that they interviewed multiple people, followed tips and investigated many leads, but none of them led to the discovery of Sretenovic, until the most recent discovery of his skull.
According to Unsolved Canada, Police had stated that Alex had been a victim of foul play years before his remains were discovered.
While finding his remains is a major break in the case, there is still a lot that remains unsolved. Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact Sudbury Police at 705-675-9171 or at Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.