ex-bethelite's skull found near beach in Delaware
So tragic…Delaware City, Del. —
The skull found near Pea Patch Island June 24 has been identified as belonging to Timothy Finamore, 53.
Finamore, of Newark, was last seen alive Oct. 15, 2010 at the time of his disappearance.
A man swimming in the water found the skull in the area between the high and low tide beach of Pea Patch Island near Delaware City at around 6 p.m. June 24.
Police believe that Finamore jumped from the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
His obituary was published Oct. 27, 2010 in the Delaware News Journal.
Finamore served for 11 years at the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in New York and then ran his own business, Aftermarket Restylers, according to the obituary.
The Delaware’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that the skull was degraded and had been in the water for more than six months. Forensic identification positively established the skull’s identity. The New Jersey man who found the skull told police he had taken his boat to Pea Patch Island to swim with his daughter and friends. He took the skull back to Carney’s Point, N.J., and then notified the Delaware State Police.