ANCHORAGE, AK - A body found in Alaska near where a Missouri airman disappeared in April has been positively identified as Raytown native Clinton Reeves, police said Thursday.
The case is being investigated as a homicide, Anchorage police said at a news conference.
Reeves’ mother said late Wednesday she had been told by local police the body was her son’s.
More than 100 condolence messages have been posted on the Facebook page ( http://on.fb.me/JXYZfW ) set up for the search.
Reeves grew up in Raytown and has family and friends throughout the Kansas City area.
Clinton Reeves’ body was found in a ravine after he'd been missing for two weeks.
Another airman who was stationed at the same base made a court appearance and had bail set at $25,000 cash only bond.
James Thomas has not admitted guilt in the death of Reeves. He has been charged with six felony counts of tampering with evidence.
Police say it's a complicated investigation because of all the agencies involved.
"We are trying to satisfy the needs of not only the state system, but the federal system and the military system. So we have to be very careful how we approach our evidence gathering, and that we follow the rules of all those agencies," explained Lt. David Parker of the Anchorage police department.
A benefit yard sale for Clinton Reeves is also scheduled for Thursday at 105 Shady Lane in Osawatomie, Kansas.
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