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Human remains found by Boy Scouts at state park identified

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Photo courtesy, of state parks web site Photo courtesy, of state parks web site
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. -

Human remains found nearly two months ago by a group of Boy Scouts at Cumberland Mountain State Park have been identified by investigators.

According to a report by the Crossville Chronicle, a battery operated organizer was found at the scene, which provided police with vital information leading to the identification of the body.

Police discovered a man mentioned in the organizer, Dalburn Franklin of Crestview, Florida, had been missing for seven years.

A DNA test of Franklin's son was performed and proved to be a positive match.

Police said Franklin had left Crestview seven years ago and headed to Tennessee.  No one had heard from or seen him in years.

Family members said it gave them closure after not knowing what happened to him.

The cause of Franklin's death remains under investigation.

*The Crossville Chronicle contributed to this report.

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