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Skeleton found in garbage 40 yrs ago ID’d as missing O’Jays guitarist

American R&B group The O’Jays, circa 1965. 

A story perfect for crime enthusiasts and celeb fans both is the case of the missing O’Jays guitarist, Frank Little.

Over 40 years ago in Ohio a skeleton was found in the trash and before there was so much as a clue, the case was cold.  Now DNA is revealing the answers.

Authorities used DNA and genealogical research to identify the remains of Frank ‘Frankie’ Little Jr, and identified him as their murder victim on Wednesday.

Little, a Vietnam veteran who played with the O’Jays during the 1960s before leaving the band to pursue a woman, died of blunt force trauma. No motive has been shared, and cops have not pinpointed any possible suspects.

After he was killed, his bones were stuffed in a garbage bag and dumped in a wooded area in Twinsburg, Ohio, where they were found in February 1982. It is unclear if Little had been reported missing to police.

Little is believed to have been alive until at least the mid-1970s, with investigators hopeful of new leads now they’ve identified the victim.

Little, who is survived by a son and multiple relatives in Ohio and Georgia, would be 78 if he were still alive today.

Here’s “Used to be my girl” by the O’Jays.  One of their mega hits.