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Decades after he was killed, the victim identified as ex-Marine

BELTSVILLE, Md. – More than three decades as a man was found killed in the suburbs of Washington, the government identified him as an ex-Marine.

Prince George’s County Police said Wednesday when he was 27-year-old Bennett Louis. Are mostly skeletal remains were found in 1984 in the woods in Beltsville.

Detective Bernard Nelson says the body could not be identified, but the FBI’s new fingerprint technology is a match recently. Now researchers are working to Louis’ slaughter to figure out why he was in the area.

Nelson says Louis was shot and his body dumped months before it was found. Louis, who was honorably discharged from the Navy, was originally from New Roads, Louisiana. He was last seen in 1983 aboard a bus in Berkeley, California, North Carolina, where he lived in Jacksonville.

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