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Human remains found in Woodburn woods ID’d as missing man

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The Allen County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the skeleton found in a wooded area in Woodburn in late October was that of a missing man.

The coroner said the remains have been identified as 28-year-old Ryan A. Baughman.

Officials say Baughman was reported missing from Fort Wayne in February of 2017.

Fort Wayne's NBC previously reported that someone found a clothed skeleton on private property in the 1900 block of Doehrman Road in late October.

Officials say it was sitting on a fallen log while leaning against a tree, about 150 feet off of Doehrman Road in a wooded area.

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A team of anthropologists from the University of Indianapolis helped catalog and recover the remains.

The cause and manner of death for Baughman are still pending at the time of this report.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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