Human remains found in Cattaraugus Creek identified


PERRYSBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police say dental records were used to identify human remains found in fast-moving Cattaraugus Creek in the Town of Perrysburg last week.

Dental records identified the person who died as Kimberly Militello of Gowanda. The 59-year-old woman had been reported missing before last Christmas.

Last week, the Seneca Nation Marshall’s Office called troopers about the remains after they were found by a local fisherman. Officers descended into the gorge and removed the remains for testing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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