Skeletal remains found near former home of missing man

Police are waiting to learn if skeletal remains found in lower Florence County are those of a man who's been missing for nearly five years.

Thursday afternoon, a man who was moving a mobile home off of North Old Georgetown Road, between the Scranton-Coward area, found the remains.

Police tell us the mobile home once belonged to 54-year-old Randy Bratschi, who has been missing since 2004.

Officers say they can't confirm or deny at this time if the remains are those of Bratschi.

They say hopefully a forensic pathologist will help to determine that in a few days.

Police say Bratschi's disappearance is suspicious, because he was brutally beaten the month before.