Human remains identified as Japanese internment camp refugee

SIERRA NEVADA (KUSI) – Skeletal remains found by two San Diego hikers have been identified as a man who left a Japanese internment camp during World War II.

The skeleton was found in October in Inyo Countys Sierra Nevada.

Inyo County Sherrif’s Department confirmed the bones belonged to a Japanese artist named Giichi Matsumura.

Matsumura was among the hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans who were sent to internment camps during WWII.

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