METHUEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities have identified the human remains found in Methuen as a New Hampshire man who had been missing for almost four months.
According to the FBI, the remains were identified by the Chief Medical Examiner of Massachusetts as 52-year-old Zakhia Charabati of Manchester, who had been reported missing by his family on March 14th.
The FBI said Charabati's remains were found on Thursday around 4:15 p.m., buried behind a U-Haul store, after an investigation led to three days of excavation at the property on Milk Street.
“For almost four months, the family of Zakhia Charabati have been patiently awaiting news of his whereabouts," said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. "Although not the result they were hoping for, we are pleased to have assisted in bringing them some much-needed closure."
Bonavolonta said investigative efforts to pursue those responsible for Mr. Charabati’s death will continue.
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