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Remains of missing ISU student found

Man, then 20, went missing more than five years ago

Missing Student

TERRE HAUTE – Human remains found in a car pulled from the Wabash River are those of Scott Javins, an Indiana State University student who’s been missing for more than five years, authorities said.\nOfficials going through silt and mud in the car found a human skull and other remains. The remains are those of Javins, said Vigo County Prosecutor Terry Modesitt.\nAuthorities are continuing the forensic analysis to look for more remains or potential evidence.\nJavins, who was 20 when he disappeared, was last seen about 2:30 a.m. May 24, 2002, in Terre Haute leaving a friend’s home in a silver Honda Civic. Police pulled Javins’ car from the Wabash River on Friday.\nPolice had checked other sections of the river in the past, but not the area where Javins’ car was found, Chief of Police George Ralston said Friday.\nModesitt said as the investigation continues, any evidence will be protected in case it is needed for a trial in the future.\n“We feel good,” Modesitt said. “We want to bring closure for the family, and this is a start.”

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