Salt Lake City (AP) - A nephew says that DNA results make it almost certain that remains found in southern Utah are those of Everett Ruess, a vagabond artist who vanished in 1934.
The nephew, Brian Ruess - a 44-year-old software salesman in Portland, Ore. - said he was fairly confident in genetic results that will be announced this week by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
In the latest issue, Writer David Roberts says he followed a Navajo legend that Ruess was chased down and killed by other Indians to the site, where he found an Anglo skeleton with a few artifacts.
The bones were found stuffed in a rock crevice against a cliff wall at Comb Ridge in southeast Utah.
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