Remains found on Revere Beach in 2014 identified as man from Oklahoma through DNA analysis

The human remains found on Revere Beach two years ago have been identified as a 31-year-old Oklahoma man who notified relatives he was “going off the grid’’ in 2013, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said Friday.

The man’s name was not being released because his death is not currently considered suspicious, prosecutors said in a statement. Although an Oklahoma native, the man was living in Cambridge prior to his disappearance sometime around Oct. 30, 2013, prosecutors said.

Authorities had released images of some of the clothing in hopes of someone from the public recognizing the man whose remains were spotted in shallow water off Revere Beach in 2014. A tipster suggested investigators check into the man with ties to Cambridge, whose name had been entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the clearinghouse for missing adults.


A DNA sample was collected from the missing man’s father in Utah, which allowed authorities to match up the missing person’s report with the remains found in Revere, prosecutors said.

“Receiving news of a family member’s death is always a painful task,” Conley said in a statement.“But with their years of waiting and wondering at an end, I hope this man’s loved ones can take some comfort knowing that their son and brother is at peace.’’

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