Bones ID’d as Akron man who crashed car into Cuyahoga River in 2016

AKRON, Ohio– Bones found along the Cuyahoga River have been identified as a man who went missing when he crashed his car into the water in 2016.

La’ron Harris (Photo courtesy: Akron police)

La’ron Harris, 27, was last seen on Feb. 20, 2016 leaving The Lazy Gator on Weathervane Lane in Akron. He was driving a woman in his girlfriend’s car when he went through a parking lot, off an embankment and into the river.

The passenger, who was able to swim to safety, said she saw Harris swimming downstream. She walked to a relative’s house and called police.

Emergency crews pulled the submerged vehicle from the water and searched for Harris, but he was never located.

On Oct. 5, 2017, a fisherman found what he believed to be human remains. After months of testing, experts matched the DNA profile with Harris.