Authorities ID Fossett’s Remains

 - December 1, 2008, 5:57 AM

DNA testing confirmed that the human remains found near the wreckage of an American Champion Super Decathlon in the California mountains are those of adventurer Steve Fossett. He disappeared in September last year after taking off from the Flying M Ranch near Smith Valley, Nev., and was declared legally dead earlier this year after search efforts failed to find any trace of him. A hiker discovered a pilot certificate and other items belonging to Fossett at the end of September.