Boy found dead in 1998 ID'd

A 10-year-old found murdered in North Carolina in 1998 has been identified.
1:31 | 02/05/19

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We found the entire skeleton. There was news tell it the decomposed until today Orange County investigators were unable to determine who the remains belonged to. But the break came from advanced DNA testing. And with that break and meet. Bobby wit. But the child was born in Michigan and he grew up and spent most of his life. In Ohio before briefly moving to North Carolina. Years of efforts to identify the remains followed but turned up nothing. Then the major breakthroughs. It through ancestry DNA. We need his genetic background. A consultant credited with helping authorities solve the Golden State killer case reviewed recent DNA findings which led to the identification of a probable relative of the child's detectives called various members of the child's genetic tree in the day after Christmas. A member of Bobby's close family got in touch with investigators. Through this investigation we were able to determine there was a how probability that child's mother was also. Deceased. That would authorities to Spartanburg were an unidentified woman of Asian descent mashup with Bobby's DNA. Testing confirmed the two bodies belonged to Bobby and his mother beyond high. The possible killer Bobby's father. Bobby's family to based on quote we don't think we can forgive our brother for what he did. Our brother told us Bobby's mother took him back to Korea to raise him in we believed him. Now we need to bring him in his mother home where they belong.

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