Remains at park linked to Ohio gang probe

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say remains found last summer in an Indianapolis park have been identified as a man from El Salvador.

The FBI says the remains were recovered in connection with an ongoing investigation of the MS-13 gang in Ohio. Experts using DNA believe the man was Israel Mejia-Martinez, whose last address was Usultan, El Salvador.

The FBI said Thursday that Mejia-Martinez probably was killed a year ago and buried in a shallow grave. The remains were recovered in August in a wooded area at Grassy Creek Regional Park. The University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center played a key role in examining the remains.

Anyone with information can contact the FBI at 614-849-1765.

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