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Human Remains Near Wichita Are Those of Parolee

staff - December 5, 2015 8:18 am

Sedgwick County authorities said human remains found near Wichita earlier this week were those of a man released from prison in June.

Sheriff’s Capt. Greg Pollock said Friday the remains of James T. Labat were identified using dental records.

A cause of death has not been determined.

A hunter found the remains Tuesday in a wooded area. Investigators recovered 90 to 95 percent of the remains.

Pollock said Labat was released from prison June 15 and was listed as an absconder in July after not reporting to his parole officer. Labat had several convictions for burglary and drug offenses.

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