- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah police are reopening a cold case after DNA tests revealed the body of a young man found 39 years ago is a Colorado teenager who went missing.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1MqzoT0 ) that the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office say the boy was 18-year-old David Stack of Broomfield, Colorado.

Stack left his house in June 1976 with plans to hitchhike to California. He never made it.

That same month, the body of a young man who had been shot twice was found in a landfill near Wendover on the Utah-Nevada state line.

In May, after attending a cold case conference, sheriff’s detectives dug up the unidentified man’s body and took DNA samples. They matched those with DNA samples from Stack’s relatives.

Now, detectives want to figure out who fatally shot Stack nearly four decades ago.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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