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Human remains found during search for missing Old Forge man

Investigators have discovered human remains in the Connell's Patch section of Old Forge.

Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell said in a statement they are “hopeful” the remains found on Tuesday are those of Robert Baron Sr., but they will await DNA testing to confirm the identity.

Baron, whose family owned Ghigiarelli’s Pizza, disappeared six years ago on Jan. 26, 2017. Detectives believe he was likely the victim of a homicide.

Law enforcement renewed search efforts in Old Forge on Tuesday.

Powell asked anyone with information related to Baron’s disappearance to come forward using the designated hotline at 570-963-6311 or designated email at lackawanna@lackawannacounty.org.