Matt Maupin found in Iraq

It wasn’t the news that Clermont County had hoped and prayed for, but local soldier Matt Maupin is finally coming home.

The remains of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin have now been found and identified in Iraq.

The sad news comes three years and 11 months after Maupin’s fuel convoy was ambushed near the Baghdad International Airport and he was captured in April 2004.

Parents Keith and Carolyn Maupin learned Sunday that their son had been killed in Iraq after a three-star general informed the couple that DNA evidence had confirmed the identity of their then 20-year-old-son.