The skeletal remains found in a Woodridge wooded area by two children on March 29 have been positively identified as a Lisle man, Anthony Scott Arcaro, who was reported missing in 2007 at the age of 37.
No cause of death has yet been determined. Woodridge and Lisle police are still investigating along with the DuPage County Coroner's Office. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Unit, and the Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT) have also been involved.
According to a post on the Charley Project website, Arcaro, of the 2700 block of Weeping Willow Drive in Lisle, was was reported missing by his girlfriend on Feb. 23, 2007 after missing work and uncharacteristically not calling loved ones.
A flyer on a page devoted to Arcaro says that he was last seen in a red pickup truck on Feb. 22 with a friend, who claims to have returned Arcaro home at 5 p.m. that day.
Employed as a maintenance worker for an apartment complex, Arcaro was considering starting a pizza business and was discussing marriage with his girlfriend, the Charley Project post said.
Several news stories about Arcaro's disappearance are collected in this Project Jason forum.
Arcaro’s girlfriend, Nicole Goyette, told CBS2 that she believes Arcaro was murdered, and hopes his killer or killers can be punished. “He was just an incredible person. An incredible person who, I think, trusted the wrong people," she told the station.
“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."
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