Man pulled from Lake Erie ID'd 38 years later; Fairview Park fam - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Man pulled from Lake Erie ID'd 38 years later; Fairview Park family notified

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Authorities have been trying to identify a body pulled from Lake Erie for 38 years, and finally, the mystery is over.

On Tuesday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the man's name: Dale Edwin Cooper.

His family members from Fairview Park have been notified, according to Cleveland Police.

The man's fingerprints have been stored in a database since 1980.

The police department and medical examiner sent the prints to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, and a hit came back.

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