Coroner works to ID remains believed to be missing Ohio man

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner says human remains that officials believe are those of an Ohio man missing since 2002 are badly deteriorated and he’s working to make a positive identification with dental records and partial tattoos.

The Lorain County Coroner’s office tells The Morning Journal ( in Lorain that it hopes to have a positive identification next week.

Clarence Thomas was reported missing from Lorain in early 2003, months after he disappeared from the city about 30 miles west of Cleveland. Authorities found what they believe are the 31-year-old man’s remains last month at a burial site in a rural field in Lorain County.

Police say a man serving multiple life sentences for several murder cases in West Virginia is a suspect in Thomas’ disappearance. The investigation is continuing.


Information from: The Morning Journal,