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.
Return to Cleveland 19 for updates on this developing story.