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Body found in I Coast not missing reporter

2012-01-13 09:19

Paris - A body unearthed in Ivory Coast by investigators last week is not that of Franco-Canadian journalist Guy-Andre Kieffer, who went missing in the country's economic capital Abidjan in 2004, his brother's lawyer said on Thursday.

Samples of the body had been sent to France for identification, but DNA tests did not reveal a match, lawyer Alexis Gublin told Reuters.

"The body is not that of Guy-Andre Kieffer," he said.

French and Ivorian investigators looking into the journalist's disappearance uncovered what they believed to be his remains in the Issia region, northeast of Abidjan, after being told where to find the body by an informant.