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Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA

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Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA

Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA

Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA

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Staff Sgt. Matt Maupin, missing in Iraq for four years, will be buried in Cincinnati on April 27. Courtesy of the Maupin Family hide caption

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Courtesy of the Maupin Family

For four years, the parents of a soldier from Southwest Ohio regarded their son as captured and missing. Friends and family kept up hope that Matt Maupin would return home alive. But a recent Iraqi tip led the U.S. Army to his remains, and now the community is preparing for a funeral and a new sense of closure.

Ann Thompson reports from member station WVXU in Cincinnati.