The skeletal remains found last month in a wooded area in Woodridge have been identified as a missing Lisle man, according to the DuPage County Coroner's Office.
The skeletal remains have been identified as Anthony Scott Arcaro, who was reported missing from Lisle in 2007. At the time of his disappearance, Arcaro was 37 years old. The cause of death has not been determined.
The Woodridge Police Department and DuPage County Coroner’s Department will continue to investigate this matter.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Woodridge Police Department at (630) 719-4764 or via the internet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Arcaro goes missing
Nicole Goyette, Arcaro's girlfriend, told the Daily Herald in 2007 that the pair usually spoke five times a day. He was a father to her two daughters, she said. She knew something was wrong when Arcaro stopped contacting her.
His last communication: Goyette said she received a text message from him around Feb. 22 containing a smiley face and an "I love you" message.
Arcaro was last seen Feb. 22. A missing person report was filed Feb. 23.
A flyer on a page devoted to Arcaro says that he was last seen with a friend named Mark Hall in a red pickup trick; Hall claims to have returned Arcaro home at 5 p.m. that day.
Arcaro was employed as a maintenance worker for an apartment complex, was considering starting a pizza business and was discussing marriage with his girlfriend, the Charley Project post said.
Human bones found
Two children discovered the remains while walking in a wooded area near the 7900 block of Lemont Road in Woodridge March 30.
According to the Chicago Tribune, teeth were found and a dental examination was scheduled; a forensic “bone specialist” was also being consulted.
The wooded area is northeast of Ide's Grove East Park and south of the shopping center at the corner of 75th Street and Lemont Road.