Williams County Sheriff’s Office identifies body from 39-year-old cold case

Local News

“John Doe” found in the Missouri River east of Williston on June 22, 1982, has been identified as Phillip Peterson by the Williams County Sheriff’s Office.

Peterson’s body was disinterred from Riverview Cemetery on Aug. 10, 2020, after a request for public assistance in identifying the male didn’t produce any successful leads.

After media coverage, a potential family member contacted the Sheriff’s Office with information upon seeing images of the deceased’s tattoos on a news program, police said.

The combination of a name with new technologies for digital forensics led to a positive identification of Phillip Peterson.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

WDA Swimming

Class B Volleyball

WDA Soccer

WDA Football

Robert One Minute 9-26

XWA Passes

Teens on the road to recovery

Art showcase

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 1

Friday Night Football Frenzy 9-25 2

SVUW Donation Drive

Dickinson Backpacks

90 Years Old & 20 Years at Dickinson CVB

Friday, September 25th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Art Gallery

Airport Upgrades

New Food Truck

Free Masks

Talking about Suicide

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss