Human Remain Identified As Missing Airman

Saturday, December 4th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Skeletal remains found at Tinker Air Force Base have been identified as those of Technical Sergeant Loren Lyes. The remains were identified last night. They were found Wednesday by base employees in tall grass about 300 yards from a base gate.

The public affairs officer for the 552nd Air Control Wing says Lyes has been missing since June 1998.

Lyes was a member of the 966th Airborn Air Control Squad and had been considered absent without leave by mid-June 1998.

The cause of Lyes' death has not been determined.