Gouldsboro skull, found in 2015, ID’d as missing Connecticut man

A human skull discovered more than two years ago in Wayne County is that of a Connecticut man who disappeared in 2011, Coroner Edward Howell said Monday.

The remains were positively identified as those of George Julian Rymko of Waterbury, Connecticut, using DNA testing, Howell said.

A hunter found the skull April 28, 2015, in woods near 827 Main St., Gouldsboro, and contacted authorities. No other remains were recovered.

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs, Rymko, who was 49 at the time, was last seen alive Jan. 22, 2011, in Scranton.

His vehicle, a blue 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe with Connecticut plates, was located at a Gouldsboro truck stop about two weeks later.

Howell said a forensic anthropologist who obtained a DNA sample from the skull compared it to a DNA sample submitted by a blood relative of Rymko, which yielded

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