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Police identify skeletal remains found in Clarksville


The Clarksville Police Department has identified the skeletal remains that were found near Dover Road in June.

Officials say they do not believe the death of 57-year-old Steve Howsare stemmed from foul play.

Howsare lived in Clarksville but did not have any relatives living in the area. Police were able to track down his son, who lives in Pennsylvania.

His son gave police a DNA sample, and detectives found out on Thursday that it matched the remains.

The remains were found in a ditch between a flea market and a truck lot on June 28.

Police say the case is still open at this time and are looking for information about Howsare. Anyone with information, including the last time he was seen alive, is asked to call Detective Chris Nolder at 648-0656, ext. 5341.

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