Remains found of man taken from home 2 years ago

After the hunter found the remains December 26, detectives from the state police and Upton police identified them, using dental records, as 37-year-old James J. Robertson of Avon.

Just last month, the Norfolk County District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey had asked hunters, particularly those in the Blue Hills area, to keep an eye out for any clues to Robertson's disappearance.

Robertson went missing on New Year's Day 2014 when he was kidnapped from his home by two men passing themselves off as constables.

"They were determined to bring him home to us and I want to thank them so much for their hard work", said Ginny.

Robertson's body was found in woods off Mendon Street, on private property that is open to hunting.

Four men have been charged in the kidnapping, three of whom are still in custody, and prosecutors say it's up to their investigation to determine whether charges against the four should be upgraded.

The victim was identified as James Robertson, who police said was abducted from his parents' home by two men on New Year's Day, 2014.

Two Dedham men believed to be involved directly with the kidnapping were arrested in August, as was Dedham police officer Michael Schoener for allegedly providing police-related equipment to the kidnappers. Upon further investigation, additional human remains and clothing were found on both Saturday and later on Monday. "The family had always thought the worst".

On Wednesday, investigators wouldn't speculate as to what might happen to this case now that James Robertson has been found.

The kidnapping was "the last the family ever saw of Mr. Robertson", he said.

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