• DNA Test May Bring Closure After 20 Years

    In 1995, a partial body was found floating in the water at Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove. Although the body was badly decomposed, it was determined to be a male. The remains were classified as John Doe.

    Standard reports were filed and information disseminated in an attempt to connect the remains with any missing person, but there was no success.

    After recently reviewing the case, the Police Grove Police Department along with the Monterey County Coroner’s Office resubmitted DNA recovered from the remains in 1995. The California Department of Justice Laboratory, on Dec, 30, 2014, advised they had a possible CODIS DNA match that linked to a missing persons report which had been filed by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

    The remains were formally identified as a 17 year-old male who was reported missing by his mother in 1995.

    “After almost 20 years, the family will finally have closure and ‘John Doe’ will be laid to rest,” saod Cdr. Rory Lakind of the Pacific Grove Police Department. Identity will probably not be forthcoming as the deceased was a juvenile, he said.

    Further details are not available.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on January 6, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log


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