Remains Identified as Missing Homeowner in Wayne County

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP -- Human remains found at a home in Wayne County have been identified as the missing homeowner.

The coroner says DNA testing confirms the remains found in a burn barrel and freezer at the home near Pleasant Mount last month belong to Joseph Mastropole.

Authorities also found the body of suicide victim Gaston Gomez and a marijuana growing operation at the home.

The Wayne County coroner has not yet ruled on Mastropole's cause of death.


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