Body Pulled From Scioto River In 1975 Identified

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Associated Press

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Updated Thu, Sep 13, 2012 5:31 am

A coroner says a body discovered in the Scioto River in 1975 has been identified as a patient from a veterans medical center in southern Ohio after a family member recognized a facial reconstruction.

A Ross County coroner's release says the man whose body was exhumed for DNA testing was Arthur Raymond Flowers of Hardin County.
 
Flowers was a patient at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center in June 1975 when he was reported missing. 
 
The statement says a fisherman found him in the river that month. 
 
Flowers' age wasn't released.
 
The coroner says Flowers' niece saw a facial reconstruction photo released to the media in May and contacted the coroner's office after noticing it resembled her uncle. 
 
DNA from the body matched that of Flowers' brother.
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