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Remains found in Mississippi River are of missing Quincy man

March 31, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say DNA analysis has confirmed that human remains found last year along the Mississippi River are those of a western Illinois man who went missing after a boat sank in 2017.

The Herald-Whig in Quincy reports that the Pike County Sheriff’s Department received confirmation Friday that the remains are those of Ean Michael Reinold.

The Quincy man was 19 when he vanished in October 2017 after a johnboat he and two other people were in sank in the Mississippi River after being hit by a wave. The boat’s two other occupants were rescued, but Reinold disappeared.

Sheriff David Greenwood says Reinhold’s remains were found last August along the river near Hull, Illinois.

Identification was made using a DNA analysis with assistance from Reinold’s family, Illinois State Police and others.


Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com

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