HERMANTOWN - New information has been discovered in a case that has stood still in Hermantown for nearly four decades.
Skeletal remains were found in the 1970's, but no one was able to identify who the man was.
Now police have come across some significant new details.
Hermantown Police and the St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office explained the new developments Wednesday.
The cold case from 1976 stood out to county M.E.'s when they went through old records.
Upon further investigation, they were able to track down the remains down in the Twin Cities and new testing has shown the remains were of a man 30 to 50 years old and not 70 to 80 like authorities previously thought.
The new age, along with discoveries that the man had dentures and osteoarthritis which made him walk with a limp, is something authorities hope will strike someone's memory.
"We are asking for the public's help in identifying and providing any information which may be related to this case," Hermantown Deputy Chief Shawn Padden said.
"The remains don't show any signs of foul play, but they're just skeletal remains, so that can't absolutely be ruled out," Medical Examiner Investigator Kolleen Kennedy said. "We just felt it was one last chance before we put him to rest to find out who he was."
The remains were also found with the remnants of clothing and other items.
There is more information about the unidentified man and the items found at the scene under our "links" tab.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact Hermantown Police.