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Human Remains Found In PA May Belong To Missing Central Ohioan

Jun 24, 2017

The Fleming family
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A county coroner in Pennsylvania says human remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie may belong to one of three victims still unaccounted for in a plane crash that killed six central Ohioans in Cleveland last year.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook hopes DNA tests will identify the leg found about Thursday near the Elk Creek Access to the lake in Lake City. Lake City is about 80 miles northeast of Cleveland, but Cook says the lake's currents flow toward Pennsylvania. The December 29 crash killed six people, but only the remains of three have been found: 45-year-old John Fleming, of Dublin, his 15-year-old son, Jack, and a family friend, 50-year-old Brian Casey, of Powell. The bodies of Fleming's wife, another son, and their friend's daughter have not been found. Their plane disappeared shortly after takeoff from Burke Lakefront Airport.   The craft was en route to Don Scott Field in Columbus.