Cold case victim identified as Kenosha man who went missing 44 years ago

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities announced the identity of a cold case victim Thursday, April 1, who went missing from the city of Kenosha 44 years ago.

The announcement was made by Attorney General Josh Kaul and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the DNA Doe Project. 

Officials say the partial remains of Dennis Regan McConn were discovered by loggers in a remote wooded area in Jackson County back in August of 1978.

McConn went missing from Kenosha in 1977, at the age of 29.

The remains were estimated to have been in the area for several months prior to discovery, and the manner of death is believed to be homicide.

Now, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help as the investigation into this death continues. 

Anyone with information on why Mr. McConn would have been in Jackson County, or any other knowledge of this case should contact the JCSO Crime Stoppers Line at 1-800-228-3203 Ext. 199.

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