Mexican officials are calling an end to speculation regarding the identity of a body found in Acalpulco, Mexico, saying genetic testing has confirmed the remains are those of Pelham grad student Harry Devert.
According to the Associated Press, DNA tests have been processed and have confirmed the human remains found in a shallow grave—and a Kawasaki motorcycle that had been stripped of its parts—are Devert’s. Though there were concerns that body identification could take much longer through the Mexican government, it seems to have been an expedited process.
Having embarked on a motorcycle journey in honor of the World Cup, Devert went missing on January 25. His travels to Brazil may have brought him through areas with drug cartel-related violence. A New York stock-trader and Westchester native, Devert relished travel and hoped to share his adventures with the world.