By Associated Press - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Remains found in western Wisconsin in 1982 have been identified as those of a Minnesota man, authorities said Tuesday.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said the remains are those of Kraig King from White Bear Lake, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.

On Sept. 21, 1982, loggers found a pile of clothes on private land near Highway 25 about 4 miles north of Ridgeland, Wisconsin. The loggers discovered the clothing actually was decomposed human remains.

Authorities estimated the man died between April to May 1982 and his death was a homicide.

With help from the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the DNA Doe Project, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department was able to identify the remains as King, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said in a news release. The DNA Doe Project is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed to identify unidentified remains using forensic genealogy.

King’s homicide remains under investigation.

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