Human remains found in Parma identified as Cleveland man

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PARMA - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the human remains found in Parma last month.

The remains have been identified as Joseph Helser, 29, from Cleveland.

There is no information about Helser's cause of death, but the investigation is ongoing.

Two teenagers discovered the bones while walking in a field behind the Parma Toys “R” Us in early April. Parma Police said investigators recovered nearly an entire skeleton, along with a shoe the person was likely wearing.

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At the time of the discovery, officials were unable to determine the age, gender or race of the remains.

Parma Police were looking into possible ties to missing persons cases, including five active cases out of Parma. The Cuyahoga County Missing Persons Database listed 214 people missing at the time.

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