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GBI IDs remains
Crime lab says they are those of man missing since 2005
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Human remains discovered earlier this month in northern Effingham County earlier this month have been identified as those of a Clyo man who has been missing since September 2005.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation state crime lab analysts in Savannah have determined that the remains are those of Robert Mack. Mack was reported missing by family members in September 2005.

Pathologists have not determined a cause or manner of death, said Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.

“We’re glad we could give the family some closure,” said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie. “However, we are still investigating to determine what led to his death.”

Mack’s remains have been sent to be examined by a GBI anthropologist in Atlanta.

Deputies received a tip March 8 about a set of skeletal remains on the edge of a field off Ardmore-Oaky Road in northern Effingham and unearthed them that morning.