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DNA results confirm bones belong to Robert Bee

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Bee was last seen on November 17th, and multiple search groups took time to search the area Bee was last seen on November 17th, and multiple search groups took time to search the area
Police on the scene of a house on Rt. 29 in rural Pekin, where human remains were found on July 24, 2017. Police on the scene of a house on Rt. 29 in rural Pekin, where human remains were found on July 24, 2017.
PEKIN, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The Tazewell County Coroner said DNA testing has confirmed the bones found south of Pekin in late July are those of missing teenager Robert Bee.

A man mowing his lawn found the bones in his yard in the 14000 block of Illinois Route 29 on July 24. An autopsy performed the following day was inconclusive, a press release from the coroner's office said. 

DNA testing at the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Morton confirmed Friday the bones are those of 13-year-old Robert Bee. Bee disappeared in November 2016 after running away from a truancy officer from his home in the 200 block of Sapp St. in Pekin. 

No cause of death was specified by the coroner's office. The Pekin Police Department, Tazewell County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police and Tazewell County Coroner's Office are continuing to investigate the death. 

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