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Remains Confirmed as Maine Boatbuilding Students
03/05/2013 02:30 PM ET  

The Maine Medical Examiner's Office says DNA tests confirm that remains found on a Maine island are those of Zachary Wells, 21, of Burlington, Vt., and Prescott Wright, 23, of Barnstable, Mass.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) _ The Maine medical examiner's office says human remains found on an island off Kennebunkport are those of two boatbuilding school students who went missing in December.

Spokesman Mark Belserene said Tuesday that DNA tests confirmed that the remains are those of 21-year-old Zachary Wells of Burlington, Vt., and 23-year-old Prescott Wright of Barnstable, Mass.

Wells and Wright were last seen at a late-night party at Wells' home in Kennebunkport on Dec. 20. The men were students at The Landing School in Arundel.

In the ensuing search, officials found clothing belonging to the two men but didn't locate their bodies.

A local resident walking a dog discovered the remains last month on Vaughn's Island, which can be reached from the mainland at low tide.


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