Body of teen hit by train 96 years ago to be exhumed

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) – Officials are going to exhume the body of an unidentified teenage boy who died nearly a century ago after being struck by a train in Georgetown.

News outlets report that the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System and the FBI hope that DNA evidence will help identify the victim.

The boy’s body will be exhumed Friday morning from the Georgetown Cemetery, with the DNA being added to the Combined DNA Index System. The system allows federal, state and local forensic laboratories to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically.

Officials believe the boy was in his older teens when he was killed on April 1, 1921.

Emily Craig of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System says the boy had high-end clothes from Chicago and was likely not from the region.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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