Body believed to be missing NH man found 19 years later
ERROL — The body of a man missing for the 19 years likely has been found after authorities pulled the truck he had been driving from a river in Errol.
Police said they believe the skeleton inside a 1996 Ford Ranger found at the bottom of the Androscoggin River is that of Tony Imondi. Imondi had been driving the truck when he was last seen.
The State Police Major Crimes Unit assisted with examining the truck and skeletal remains that were found within the cab of the truck. The Medical Examiner’s Office will examine the remains for identification.
Over the past month, the NH State Police Troop F Detectives and the NH Fish and Game Dive Team focused on an area of the Androscoggin in Errol just a few miles south of Errol village where Imondi was last seen.
Fish and Game utilized divers in some areas and a side scan SONAR in other areas. The side scan SONAR detected an image on the bottom of the river. Analysis of the image and further investigation led authorities to determine it was the missing Ford Ranger.
Imondi was last seen on July 1, 1998, after attending a horseshoe tournament at Bill's Seafood in Errol. He was 26 years old at the time, and he was last seen leaving Bill's Seafood in his girlfriend's Ford Ranger truck.
After several days of not hearing from him, family and friends of Imondi contacted NH State Police Troop F to report him missing. An immediate search of the area, interviews with friends and family did not reveal any clues of his whereabouts. It was unknown at the time if he had travelled south on Route 16 or west on Route 26.
A number of searches had been conducted over the years in the Errol area. Searches were conducted by the air, ground, and by the NH Fish and Game Dive Team in areas along the Androscoggin River and Lake Gloriette, located in Dixville.
Police have notified Imondi’s family of the discovery.