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Macon – After 39 years, DNA testing has confirmed that DNA from an unidentified person buried in a pauper’s grave in Macon’s Evergreen Cemetery matches DNA of Andrew Jackson Greer, a 15-year-old boy who went missing in Michigan in 1979.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, GBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Michigan State Police worked together to exhume the body in April for testing.

“We’re honored and humbled that ADA John Regan played a part in helping the family get peace and closure nearly 40 years later. Our thoughts and prayers remain with them,” District Attorney David Cooke said Tuesday.

Regan drafted the order for the exhumation and helped coordinate for the remains to be stored at a GBI facility for initial investigation and until they could be moved for additional testing. Regan also arranged for a chaplain to be on hand for the exhumation.

Arrangements are being made to transport Greer’s body back to Michigan.

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Contact: Amy Leigh Womack

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