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Kayaker Who Went Missing In Milford ID'd

Remains found in Stratford last year have been identified to be that of a Middletown man who went missing while kayaking near Charles Island in Milford.

Remains recovered in the Housatonic River in Stratford last year belong to a kayaker who went missing in Milford in 2009, police announced Monday.

Michael Krupa, of Middletown, went missing three years ago near Charles Island in Milford. The search for Krupa was suspended after 34 hours.

Two years later, in May 2011, human remains were found in the Housatonic River near the Stratford Army Engine Plant. Examiners at the State Forensic Laboratory determined the remains to be that of Krupa based on DNA analysis.

Stratford police said they notified Krupa's family on Saturday, April 28th.

Priscilla Lynn May 01, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Although sad, I'm sure the family is relieved to receive closure on this. I'm starting to see more kayakers out now that's it's warming up. Enjoy our beautiful waterways, but - please - for goodness sake, wear a safety vest, be sure to let somebody know when and where you're going, and when you expect to return. This is not being overcautious, this is smart kayaking.
Ryan Sartor (Editor) May 01, 2012 at 10:35 PM
That's a great point, Priscilla. Safety first, always!

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