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Hargrove identifies final Katrina victim in Harrison County

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove today identified the last unknown victim of Hurricane Katrina in Harrison County.

The victim is 20-year-old Frank Jones of Gulfport. He was found in the canal near Garden Park Hospital in Orange Grove. Drowning is the official cause of death.

Jones is the unidentified victim that was dubbed "Strength" and buried on the first anniversary of the storm.

Hargrove said the identification came through DNA tests and through relatives. Confirmation was made Wednesday.

The family did not attend the press conference.

"They're upset but relieved in the fact that he has been found and they know the cause of his demise," Hargrove said.

There are still two unidentified victims in Jackson County.

Read more about this story in Friday's Sun Herald.

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