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FBI: Human remains found in Indianapolis park connected to MS-13 investigation

Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:25:43-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The human remains found in August at an Indianapolis park belong to a man killed by MS-13, the FBI said Thursday.

The remains were found in a wooded area of Grassy Creek Regional Park, near the intersection of 38th Street and Mitthoeffer Road on Aug. 1.

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DNA from the remains was tested by experts at the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center. The FBI believes the remains belonged to Israel Anibal Mejia-Martinez, whose last known address was in Usultan, El Salvador.

The FBI believes Mejia-Martinez was killed about a year ago, and buried in a shallow grave. The remains were recovered in connection with an ongoing MS-13 investigation in the Southern District of Ohio, according to the FBI.

MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, is an international gang with close ties to El Salvador.

Anybody with any information about Mejia-Martinez, or his death, is asked to contact the FBI at 614-849-1765.

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