Airman Remains Found After 40 Years in U.P.

Remains of an airman who disappeared 40 years ago have been found near a former base in the U.P.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigation say the remains were discovered near the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base

The remains were found in Nov. 2017 and were matched this July to those of Sgt. Donald Rexroth.

The remains were recorded into a missing person’s database and the Air Force’s Cold Case Team matched Sgt. Rexroth’s age and height.

Tests matched DNA to relatives of Sgt. Rexroth.

Sgt. Rexroth worked at the base until May 1979 when he went missing, and relatives told investigators he would not have left without saying goodbye.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigation say foul play is suspected.