DNA helps ID victim of Houston serial killer

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Posted: Dec 01, 2011 8:58 PM
DNA helps ID victim of Houston serial killer

A Houston teenager who went missing four decades ago has been identified as one of at least 28 young men and boys who were kidnapped, tortured and killed by a serial killer.

A Harris County forensic anthropologist says DNA and circumstantial evidence helped identify Roy Eugene Bunton as one of Dean Corll's victims.

The Houston Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/tjRwvV) that Bunton was 17 or 18 when he was last seen leaving for work in the early 1970s.

Corll's known victims were found in mass graves. Bunton's body was among two bodies still unidentified.

Like many of Corll's victims, investigators believe Bunton may have accepted a ride from Corll or one of his two teenage accomplices.

Corll's killing spree ended when he was slain in 1973 by one of his accomplices.