BARRON — Remains found in
western Wisconsin in 1982 have been identified as those of
a Minnesota man, authorities said Tuesday.
The Barron County Sheriff's
Department said the remains are those of Kraig King from
White Bear Lake, a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.
On Sept. 21, 1982, loggers
found a pile of clothes on private land near Highway 25
about 4 miles north of Ridgeland, Wisconsin. The loggers
discovered the clothing actually was decomposed human
Authorities estimated the
man died between April to May 1982 and his death was a
With help from the
Wisconsin Department of Justice and the DNA Doe Project,
the Barron County Sheriff's Department was able to
identify the remains as King, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald
said in a news release. The DNA Doe Project is a nonprofit
volunteer organization formed to identify unidentified
remains using forensic genealogy.
King's homicide remains