(Waupun) A man originally from the Waupun-area was identified as the remains found in Winnebago County’s Town of Vinland over six years ago. Winnebago County Sheriff’s officials say the body of Roland Klug from Oshkosh was found by a resident near a set of railroad tracks that cross County Highway GG on April 29th of 2015. Klug was born in 1949, was a veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was originally from Waupun. The identification was made in large part with the assistance of a private DNA laboratory in Texas, Othram Incorporated, using a proprietary method called Forensic-Grade Genome Sequencing to process forensic evidence. Sheriff’s officials say it was the hope that his profile would help identify the man or a close family member. The profile was used to search for distance relatives. Once a potential genealogy link was uncovered, the sheriff’s office contacted the family and acquired familial DNA standards for comparison and eventually the identification was confirmed.
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