Remains ID'd as missing Fort Wayne man

By The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE — Human remains found last fall in northeastern Indiana have been identified as those of a Fort Wayne man who vanished nearly three years ago.

The Allen County coroner announced Monday that officials had confirmed that the remains are those of Ryan A. Baughman, who was 28 when he was reported missing in February 2017.

The coroner said in a news release that the cause and manner of Baughman's death will be released when that information becomes available.

People walking in a wooded area in northeastern Allen County found the remains in October.

The coroner's office worked with multiple agencies, including local and state police and the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center, to identify the remains.

The identification was made by comparing a sample taken from Baughman's remains to samples provided by relatives, The Journal Gazette reported.

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