Fallen Hero’s Remains Identified with Help of Technology

2 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 8:26 PM May 23, 2019 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE- The remains of a Korean War Veteran were identified 70 years after his death thanks to advancement of technology.

DNA identification is getting cheaper and faster. The recent technology can sequence human genome with just a blood sample.

The mitochondrial DNA identification system identified the remains of Herschel M. Riggs.

Riggs, a Rio Grande City native, died in the Korean War. His remains were returned to Texas on Wednesday. 

A burial service for Herschel Riggs is scheduled for Saturday in Pearsall, Texas

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