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Remains of 'John Doe' found 29 years ago in Portage Co. identified by authorities

Posted: 10:02 AM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 14:15:19Z

The remains of a John Doe whose body was found in Portage County nearly 29 years ago has been positively identified by authorities.

The body was found in a field off of State Route 183 in Edinburg Township on Aug. 27, 1989.

Agents from the FBI fingerprint section utilized new technology to cross-match the victim's fingerprints with the national criminal database to assist in the identification of the John Doe.

The body was identified as Robert DaShaw-King, 19, of Detroit. 

The Portage County Sheriff's Office contacted his mother and sister, who are living in Michigan.

Authorities said there are no leads surrounding his death. The case remains open.