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Missing Midway man's remains identified

POSTED: July 21, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Illinois authorities have positively identified the remains of a Midway man who went missing three years ago.

Retired soldier Ray Acklin, 43, disappeared April 25, 2008, when he was vacationing with his wife aboard a casino boat in East Chicago, Ind.

Acklin’s remains actually were found April 1, 2009, on the outskirts of Sun River Terrace, a village in Kankakee County, Ill., about 50-60 miles from the Indiana resort where he reportedly was last seen alive, according to Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ken McCabe.

Acklin’s identity was confirmed recently through DNA testing, McCabe said. An autopsy showed the death “was likely homicide the chief deputy said, noting that the case is under investigation and detectives will speak to Acklin’s family members.

Read more in the July 20 edition of the News.

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