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On August 2, 2009, the Navy reported that Speicher's remains were found in Iraq by United States Marines belonging to MNF-W's Task Force Military Police.[23] His jawbone (which was used to identify him after study at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs at Dover Air Force Base[24]) was found in the desert, where according to local civilians, he was buried by Bedouins following his crash in 1991.[25] This confirmed that Speicher was never captured and that he died during the crash.[24] Senator Nelson attributed the delayed finding to the culture of the locality: "These Bedouins roam around in the desert, they don't stay in one place, and it just took this time to find the specific site."[12]

Speicher's family expressed gratitude that the Defense Department had stayed with the case and that closure was now available.[12][24] The Christian Science Monitor termed the case "a veritable saga punctuated with hope, uncertainty, and despair for the past 18 years."[12]


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