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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.

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