Anthropology team, DNA might help identify Ohio remains

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An analysis by an anthropology team from a Pennsylvania school has provided clues about the man whose skeletal remains were found on a northeastern Ohio sidewalk in January.

The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office the team from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, determined the remains belong to a white male who was likely in his late 30s to early 40s. The team believes the man likely stood around 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2.

The remains were found in Akron on Jan. 8.

The office says authorities are submitting samples for a DNA profile. The profile will be checked against existing databases for a potential match. That process could take weeks.

A spokesman says the identity could remain a mystery if there’s no match.

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