Josh Rubin: Burned remains found in woods

Josh posing in one of my favorite photos of him. 
I am sure he would like to be remember this way.

The remains of John James Rubin, 30, the young Ditmas Park owner of the Whisk Bakery Cafe, that has been missing since Halloween, has been found.
Actually, he was found the following day, but his identity was not confirmed until December 21st. 

His remains were actually found on November 1, still smouldering along a rural road by a public works employee who was cleaning up tree branches after a weekend snowstorm.  His body was believed to have been shot at another area, and then set on fire in the area of Applewood Drive in South Whitehall Township. 

Because the body was burned, the Lehigh Couty Coroner could not obtain fingerprints, which led to the lengthy wait of six weeks for DNA testing. 

Lehigh County DA, Jim Martin said that now investigators can “attempt to reconstruct Mr. Rubin’s movements of the days preceding his death and hopefully at some point solve his homicide.”  The authorities do know that Josh’s bank card was used after his disappearance.

Josh was a well liked young man and his missing person poster was posted all over the Brooklyn area. 

Josh’s business that was becoming more popular every day before he went missing is now boarded up.  A makeshift memorial has begun at the sight with flowers, candles and a sketch of Josh.  If anyone is in the area and gets any photos, I would love to post them here.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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