Remains identified as Indianapolis sailor killed at Pearl Harbor

Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Edward Shelden (Photo: Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The remains of an Indianapolis sailor who was killed at Pearl Harbor have finally been identified, more than 77 years later.

The Defense POW-MIA Accounting Agency says 29-year-old Navy Fire Controlman 1st Class Edward Shelden died on board the USS Oklahoma when it was hit by Japanese torpedoes.

He was among the more than 400 crewman who died abroad the ship.

Originally, he was buried along with other sailors who couldn't be identified, but they decided in 2015 to take another look using DNA.

It's unclear when and where his remains will be buried again or if he still has family living here in Indianapolis.​

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