Vermont State Police and Rutland City Fire Department officers said a body found in Mendon Brook Sept. 23 is Michael G. Garofano, 24, of Rutland.
Garafino died, along with his father Michael J. Garofano, 55, Aug. 28. Michael J. Garofano was an employee of the Rutland Department of Public Works.
A memorial service for the Grafinos was held Sept. 9 at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland.
Police search dogs discovered the in Rutland Town a few miles from where Garofano was swept away the Tropical Storm Irene flood water.
On Sept. 23, the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office was able to positively identify Michael Gregory Garofano. The identification was made based on dental records.
Search operations covered more than five square miles. Three local businessowners donated excavators to assist in removing debris piles, including Casella Construction whose excavators removed yesterday’s debris.
Rutland Fire Department supplied resources to search. Vermont State Police Search and Rescue team supplied all of its members, including two K-9 Units. Vermont Fish and Wildlife assisted with a Warden, and New England K-9 provided six K-9 Units to search.
Four Vermonters died during the flooding Aug. 28.