The victim of a 1975 drowning has been exhumed for testing and possible identification
The Ross County Coroner has exhumed a body found in the Scioto River in June of 1975, for purpose of DNA testing, in hopes of being able to learn the drowning victim's identity.
Coroner Dr. John Gabis says in a press release that the original autopsy in 1975, showed the person died from drowning, but an ID was never made. The coroner is cooperating with Dr. Elizabeth Murray of the National Missing and Unidentified Person's System to do the DNA testing and an anthropology examination.
The body was transported to Dr. Murray's Cincinnati lab for testing, but results won't be known for several weeks.