Remains belong to 1 of 6 Lake Erie plane crash victims

Associated Press

Cleveland — Authorities say human remains found along the Lake Erie shoreline last week are from one of the six victims of a plane crash off Cleveland in December.

In this Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, an Ohio Department of Natural Resources boat heads out to Lake Erie to help in the recovery operation of a missing plane near Cleveland. Erie County, Pa., Coroner Lyell Cook said Friday, June 23, 2017, that remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie might belong to one of three victims unaccounted for in a Dec. 29, 2016, plane crash that killed six people just off the Cleveland shore.

The Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office on Wednesday says it used DNA comparisons to identify the remains as those of 15-year-old Jack Fleming. He was previously identified from other remains found after the crash.

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Remains of Jack’s father, 45-year-old John Fleming, of Dublin, Ohio, and family friend Brian Casey, of Powell, Ohio, also have been identified.

The bodies of Fleming’s wife, 46-year-old Sue; their 14-year-old son, Andrew; and Casey’s daughter, 19-year-old Megan, haven’t been recovered. Megan Casey was a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

John Fleming’s Cessna Citation 525 crashed into Lake Erie shortly after takeoff from Cleveland’s downtown airport Dec. 29.