The family of missing James Robertson has announced that the remains found in a wooded area off of Mendon Street in Upton, Mass. belong to him.
Robertson had gone missing on New Year’s Day in 2014 after he was taken by two men from his parent’s home in Avon. Robertson was in the driveway getting a wrench to fix the plumbing in his parent’s home when the two men later identified as Alfred Ricci, 46 and Scott Morrison, 48, arrived posing as police officers and said they were there to give him a surprise urine test in Dedham.
Four men were charged with Robertson’s disappearance, Ricci and Morrison and James Feeney, 45, who authorities stated was the one that planned the kidnapping and Michael Schooner. Schooner is a former Dedham police officer and provided Morrison and Ricci with handcuffs, badge and an empty holster. Court records showed a love triangle between Feeney and Robertson and Fennel’s ex-girlfriend was the reason for Robertson’s abduction.