POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The hidden skeleton of a woman who had been missing for 28 years came to light when a contractor cleaned out a vacant home in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.
The gruesome find was uncovered behind a ‘false wall’ in the basement of the home the woman had shared with her late husband, police said.
Joann Nichols’ remains were found inside a large plastic bin, inside a plastic bag and wrapped in a sheet, said Dr. Kari Reiber, the Dutchess County Medical Examiner.
“The body was skeletonized and the hands were tied with rope. … A large area of the right side of the skull was also missing,” Reiber said.
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