Partial human remains discovered nearly 40 years ago have been identified as Frank ‘Frankie’ Little Jr. of The O’Jays R&B band.
According to the Twinsburg Police Department in Ohio, DNA from relatives was used to help identify the remains found on February 18, 1982.
Frankie was a guitarist and songwriter for the O’Jays in the mid-60s.
The band released a statement to CNN saying Frankie was a part of the band in the early days and they haven’t heard from him since.
He came with us when we first ventured out of Cleveland and traveled to Los Angeles, but he also was in love with a woman in Cleveland that he missed so much that he soon returned back to Cleveland after a short amount of time.
[We] wish his family and friends closure to what appears to be a very sad story.
Frankie Little’s partial remains were found in a garbage bag behind a now-closed business.
A worker discovered a skull and police on the scene discovered the bag.
The bones were believed to be a couple of years old when they were found and they showed signs of blunt force trauma.
Police ruled the manner of death as a homicide, however, very little is known about Frankie’s disappearance or death.
The remains of Frank ‘Frankie’ Little Jr. will be given to his family for burial.
An investigation into his murder is ongoing.
My prayers and condolences to his family.