Skeletal Remains Identified as that of Missing Holton Man

MANHATTAN, Kan. - On April 15, 2008 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff Office along with the Riley County Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and Jackson County Sheriff's Office recovered human skeletal remains that were found near the Tuttle Creek Spillway State Park.

The remains were collected, and sent to the FBI Laboratory in Virginia and a mitochondrial DNA examination was performed.

The FBI concluded that the remains were that of Michael Leo Harris a white male, 45 year old who had been missing since November 6, 2004.

Harris resided in Holton, Kansas but frequented Manhattan. He was last seen at a convenience store west of Tuttle Creek Dam located at the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd, and K-13 Highway on November 6, 2004.

A Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office statement reports the death is suspicious in nature and is under investigation.

Anyone with any information with the disappearance or death of Michael Harris is encouraged to call the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 457-3353.


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