|Missing Pittsfield Man's Remains Found
|Staff Reports ,
08:10AM / Wednesday, May 17, 2023
PITTSFIELD, Mass.— Police found human remains in the Morning Drive area that were identified as 69-year-old Lee Walter Meisenheimer who had been missing since July 2022.
Officers responded to the Morningview Drive area on Sunday at approximately 6:25 p.m. A resident there called after the discovery of apparent human remains and clothing in a wooded area behind a yard. Responding officers confirmed the presence of human remains and contacted personnel from the State Medical Examiner's Office. A subsequent autopsy positively identified the remains as Meisenheimer, and extended family members were notified.
At this time there is no evidence to suggest foul play, and the cause and manner of death are pending.
In July 2022 members of the Pittsfield Police Department began searching for Meisenheimer who was reported missing. Meisenheimer lived alone and did not have any close relatives so his last known sighting could not be confirmed. Officers and investigators searched Meisenheimer's home, property, and surrounding areas with negative results.
The subsequent investigation involved the use of police K9s and searches of the surrounding neighborhoods. Investigators conducted interviews, reviewed video surveillance footage, and examined Meisenheimer's financial accounts but no pertinent information was gleaned from those efforts.
Meisenheimer's information was entered into NCIC, a nationwide law enforcement database and other neighboring law enforcement agencies were asked to be on the lookout for him.
Those with any information regarding this case, contact the Pittsfield Police Department Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Information can also be left on the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).