Police identify buried remains as woman missing for over 50 years

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By Amanda Klein | February 23, 2019

Pittsburgh police say they have identified the remains found buried in a yard in the 5400 block of Black Street as those of a woman who has been missing for over 50 years.

The remains which were discovered buried under a slab of concrete, have been identified as those of Mary Arcuri,  who was reported missing in the mid-1960s according to police.

Police said that Albert Arcuri told neighbors his wife suddenly left the couple’s home and he was unable to locate her. Neighbors said she was never seen or heard from again. No Missing Person report was filed and police were not notified.

Homicide detectives learned that Albert and Mary Arcuri purchased the residence in the early 1960s, and that in the fall of 1964, Albert told family members that Mary had left him. He stated that Mary had taken her clothing and personal items and left.

Albert died in a car accident in 1965 when the car he was driving crashed into a building on Baum Boulevard.

Investigators obtained a DNA sample from a living family member. The remains and the sample were sent to UNT Center for Human Identification in Texas for analysis.

A forensic analyst from the lab last week confirmed that the remains are those of Mary Arcuri.

The case remains under investigation.

Amanda Klein can be contacted at amanda.klein@grantstreetnews.com

 

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