Human remains belonging to slain Army Sgt. La David Johnson were discovered in Niger earlier this month, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.
The parts were discovered more than a month after the 25-year-old soldier and three of his comrades were killed in the October ambush by jihadist forces, and more than two weeks after his funeral.
A joint task force force of FBI and military investigators found the remains during a Nov. 12 inspection of the attack site outside Tongo Tongo, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.
“We can confirm that the Armed Forces Medical Examiner has positively identified these remains as those of Sgt. Johnson,” she said.
White added the investigation is still ongoing into how Johnson was killed alongside Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright.
La David Johnson’s death was at the center of a dispute between the Trump White House and a Florida congresswoman who knew the soldier since he was a child.
The probe into his death was highly criticized as information was slow to pour out.
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