- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 30, 2008

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The father of a soldier listed as missing-captured in Iraq since 2004 says the military has informed him that his son’s remains were found in Iraq.

Keith Maupin says an Army general told him today that DNA was used to identify the remains of his son, Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin, who went by “Matt.”

Matt Maupin was a 20-year-old private first class when he was captured April 9, 2004, after his fuel convoy was ambushed west of Baghdad.

Arab television network Al-Jazeera aired a videotape a week later showing Maupin sitting on the floor surrounded by five masked men holding automatic rifles.

That June, Al-Jazeera aired another tape purporting to show a U.S. soldier being shot. But the dark and grainy tape showed only the back of the victim’s head and not the actual shooting.

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