(Host) The chief medical examiner’s office confirmed today that the body found in a wooded area in Rutland yesterday is that of 24-year-old Michael Gregory Garofano.
He disappeared Aug. 28 with his father, Michael J. Garofano, after the two went to check on the Rutland water plant during Tropical Storm Irene.
The father was the Rutland water plant operator. He and his son were concerned about the storm’s impact on a brook that feeds into the reservoir. Relatives believe a riverbank collapsed underneath them.
The elder Garofano’s body was found the next day. A funeral Mass was held for the pair 12 days after they went missing.