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Package sent to Globe brings end to long mystery

Inside the nondescript cardboard box were a skull and other skeletal human remains, along with a plea and a clue. The plea was from the anonymous sender: Find out whose bones these are. The clue was about where to start, with four young people who vanished at sea in 1976, four whose families never gave up the dream of their return.

(Boston Globe) “This is not a Halloween prank,” read the October 29, 2012, letter that came with the package, written by someone using the pseudonym “Veritas,” the Latin word for truth, and claiming to be a doctor. By Darren Durlach / Globe Staff

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