Remains of missing person found in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — The city’s Police Department has reported that the remains of Lee Walter Meisenheimer, who was last seen in July 2022, were found on May 14.
According to a press release from Lieutenant John Soules, Meisenheimer was 69 when he was reported missing last year.
Lieutenant Soules wrote that Meisenheimer lived alone, had no close relatives and it was not known where his last acquaintance was.
Police conducted an extensive search of Meisenheimer’s property and surrounding areas.
At approximately 6:45 p.m. on May 14, officers responded to a call from a local resident on Morningview Drive who discovered human remains and clothing in a wooded area behind a yard.
A subsequent autopsy positively identified the remains as Meisenheimer.
Lieutenant Soules reports that there is no evidence of third-party negligence, and the cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

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