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Remains Found Near Meteor Crater Found In 1975 Have Been Identified

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, with help from Intermountain Forensics, have identified the remains found 49 years ago near Meteor Crater. Officials say the remains were found in April of 1975, when farmers chasing after a runaway pig, found them off Meteor City Road 40 miles east of Flagstaff. Efforts to positively identify the remains were unsuccessful since. The victim became known as Munsingwear Doe, named for the brand of jacket that was found with the remains. In 2003, CCSO contracted with Intermountain Forensics from Salt Lake City to identify the remains. After tests and help from the family over the last few year, it has been determined the remains are of Gerald Francis Long, a Vietnam veteran from Minnesota. According to his family, Long told them he was moving to the west coast after he was discharged from the Army. It was the last time the family heard from him. The cause of his death is unknown.

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