facebook
twitter
search
search

Mexico confirms remains found are those of missing American

The remains found along a dirt road in Mexico's Union Isidoro Montes de Oca are those of 32-year-old New Yorker Harry Devert, who disappeared six months earlier while on a motorcycle trip.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   July 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

MEXICO CITY, July 21 (UPI) -- Mexican authorities have confirmed the remains found on July 11 are those of missing American Harry Devert, who disappeared six months ago in a dangerous region of the state of Michoacan.

DNA tests conducted Thursday confirmed the remains were the missing 32-year-old New Yorker's.

Devert's remains, wrapped in plastic, were found near his green Kawasaki motorcycle along a dirt road leading to La Majahua beach in Union Isidoro Montes de Oca. The bike was buried in a shallow grave.

His family and girlfriend last heard from him on January 25 when he sent a text message that he was being escorted from "an area too dangerous for me to be." He was in Mexico as part of a transcontinental motorcycle expedition after leaving his job as a trader.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting