Skull in Rensselaer County identified as man missing since 2007

A skull found in 2017 near the Hudson River in Rensselaer County has been identified as a person who went missing in 2007.

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Investigators have been trying to figure out where Frank Connell, 47, was, but kept coming up empty-handed. He had last been seen in the area of Gibson’s Bar at Broadway and Harrison Avenue in Rensselaer.

New DNA technology now links the skull to Connell, investigators said.

It’s still unclear exactly what caused his death.

Anyone with information can call (518) 462-7451.