A butchered body found with missing teeth and genitals for almost 30 years ago has finally been identified as a victim of a suspected serial killer.
It had remained a mystery since it was discovered in 1994, but new DNA testing has identified the victim as Jerry Lombard, who disappeared from his home in Florida in the US in 1991.
Police believe he could have been the first victim of murderer and rapist Daniel Conahan, who was convicted of killing several gay men in the 1990s – known as the Hog Trail Murders.
The 67-year-old lured his victims into the woods, tied them up to take bondage photos, mutilated their genitals and then brutally murdered them.
Conahan is thought to have offered to pay the men, many of whom were homeless or needed money.
His killing spree continued until he was caught in 1996 after a man he planned to kill escaped and alerted police.
He was sentenced to death a year later and remains on death row in the state. His execution date remains unclear.
Police believe he killed more than a dozen men, but there hasn't been enough evidence to prove he was behind their deaths.
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To date, he has been convicted of just one murder.
During his trial, jurors heard how Conahan knew he was homosexual from an early age, but it infuriated his parents, who forced him to go to therapy.
Jerry Lombard was finally identified after a member of his family sent their DNA to a genealogy website.
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In 2013, one of his teeth was submitted to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification.
In February, police and the FBI were able to match his DNA with one of his 16 siblings, who had sent a sample to the site.
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