Air Force to investigate 1979 death

GLADSTONE – The U.S. Air Force has renewed its interest in the Investigation into the death of a young airman whose charred body was found in a burned camp in Rapid River nearly 35 years ago.

Airman 1st Class James E. Malenfant, 20, of Rapid River, was home on leave when he was reported missing in Rapid River in October 1979. Air Force special agents are joining local officials in the renewed search for answers to questions surrounding his death.

Read more in Wednesday’s Daily Press.