DES MOINES, Iowa – A man whose body was found in a former supermarket in Council Bluffs in January was identified as an employee missing 10 years ago.
On Monday, the authorities claimed to have identified the man as Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada of Council Bluffs, who was 25 years old in November 2009 when he was reported missing.
The Iowa Criminal Police Department identified him using the DNA of Murillo-Moncada's birth parents. An autopsy showed no signs of trauma for Murillo-Moncada, and death was classified as accidental.
The decomposition site was originally discovered on the morning of January 24, when contractors removed the former no-frills convenience store in Council Bluffs. The police said the body had been there for years.