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Remains Found in Wilson County Identified

Posted January 16, 2008

— Skeleton remains found last month in a wooded area of Saratoga have been identified, authorities said Wednesday.

The Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University and the state Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Greenville used dental records to identify the remains  as Jose Palemon Lopez, 32. He had been reported missing on June 2, 2006.

The cause of death hasn't been determined, authorities said.

Anyone who might have seen Lopez between May 19, 2006, and June 2, 2006, at or near the Handy Mart in Saratoga is asked to call Lt.  Danny Bailey of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 252-237-2118.


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  • Cable Jan 17, 2008

    He was an illegal who went to the dentist, there you happy!?!

  • justjean Jan 17, 2008

    I never said he was an illegal, but usually all those folks who forgot their history of how we obtained this country have something to say about keeping out the illegals, etc. etc. blah, blah.

  • What The Deuce Jan 17, 2008

    Looks like you are the only one here with a preconceived notion that he was an illegal here jean.

  • They call me CATMAN Jan 17, 2008

    justjeanWe don't have to

  • justjean Jan 17, 2008

    Hey! How come all the people who usually comment about illegal aliens aren't all over this story??