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Woodridge Bones Identified as Missing Lisle Man

Anthony Scott Arcaro was reported missing from Lisle in 2007, at the age of 37.

The skeletal remains found in a Woodridge wooded area by two children on March 29 have been positively identified as a Lisle man, Anthony Scott Arcaro, who was reported missing in 2007 at the age of 37.

No cause of death has yet been determined. Woodridge and Lisle police are still investigating along with the DuPage County Coroner's Office. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Unit, and the Felony Investigative Assistance Team (FIAT) have also been involved.

According to a post on the Charley Project website, Arcaro, of the 2700 block of Weeping Willow Drive in Lisle, was was reported missing by his girlfriend on Feb. 23, 2007 after missing work and uncharacteristically not calling loved ones.

A flyer on a page devoted to Arcaro says that he was last seen in a red pickup truck on Feb. 22 with a friend, who claims to have returned Arcaro home at 5 p.m. that day.

Employed as a maintenance worker for an apartment complex, Arcaro was considering starting a pizza business and was discussing marriage with his girlfriend, the Charley Project post said.

Several news stories about Arcaro's disappearance are collected in this Project Jason forum.

Arcaro’s girlfriend, Nicole Goyette, told CBS2 that she believes Arcaro was murdered, and hopes his killer or killers can be punished. “He was just an incredible person. An incredible person who, I think, trusted the wrong people," she told the station.

“When you lose someone in this way, you can’t help but think about them often. You wonder every day, where are they? Are they exposed? Are they cold? Are they alive? So many things go through your mind."

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kathy casey April 23, 2013 at 07:56 PM
This was a very dear friend of mine.... we will miss him dearly!!!! Now the truth needs to come out about how this happened!!!! We love u scotty man RIP friend...
Darren McRoy April 23, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Kathy, I noticed your post on the original article when I got this release. I'm very sorry to hear that you were right. My deepest sympathies.
kathy casey April 23, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Thanks very much darren....
Tom Onusaitis April 24, 2013 at 07:57 PM
I can't believe that his body was so close to a park regularly frequented by lots of people, but it's taken 6 years for him to be found. It's not like that wooded area is a huge forest preserve with countless acres of territory. It's amazing that he was so close, yet so far away. The people living in the nearby houses apparently never walk in those woods and the killers picked a perfect place to hide their crime. I'm interested to see if the police can piece together any leads. With the body so decomposed that the police couldn't even tell the sex of the remains, it doesn't sound promising. My thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's family.
MusicMom May 21, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Tom, it is not a woodsy area, there. The area is actually quite swampy and reedy, and not many people - if any - ever go back there. I was surprised to hear that the boys were hiking there. What a sad and shocking situation, but like others have said, at least there is a very small sense of closure for his Loved Ones. God Bless them and may he rest in peace now. I hope the pieces are put together and answers come quick for everyone involved. <3

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