Remains in Georgia woods identified as man missing since '17

HOMERVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say human remains found in dense woods in rural south Georgia have been identified as those of a man missing for nearly three years.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Mark Pro said Wednesday that DNA testing confirmed skeletal remains found in Clinch County belong to 30-year-old Jake Dewitt Conner of Fargo.

BREAKING: Remains found in Clinch County in 2018 were identified as a Fargo man reported missing in 2017.

Posted by WALB News 10 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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WALB-TV reports Conner was reported missing from his job site by co-workers on Feb. 1, 2017. The remains were discovered in the remote, heavily wooded area nearly a year later.

Pro declined to comment on how Conner may have died. He said he planned to meet with the missing man's family soon.