Stephen Wolfe left Boston for Miami Beach, calling older brother Jerrold every few weeks. When the calls stopped coming, Jerrold began to worry.
Five weeks later, still no word. Jerrold got on a plane to Miami and started to search.
It was the end of July 1981.
It wasn't until 29 years later, this past September, that the Wolfe family finally found out Stephen's fate.
He had been shot to death sometime in the early '80s, his body dumped in North Miami.
The word came through a national DNA database for unidentified remains and missing persons, which matched Stephen's DNA with that submitted by his siblings.
``After so long, it's just a strange feeling,'' said Jerrold Wolfe, 65, of Westwood, Mass. ``In one respect, it's that famous word `closure' on a situation. We get his body, and we'll bury him with our parents.''
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