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Remains found in Barron County in '82 identified as Minnesota man

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in western Wisconsin say remains found in 1982 have been identified as those of a Minnesota man.

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

On Sept. 21, 1982, loggers found a pile of clothes on private land near Highway 25 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.

The DNA Doe Project helped identify the remains.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help as the investigation of King’s homicide continues.

Anyone with information on why the victim would have been in Barron County in 1982, or any knowledge of this case should contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department at 715-537 3106.

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