VALDOSTA — The FBI released the following statement Thursday morning:
"It is now believed that tips generated from the November 12, 2013, publicity campaign have led to the identification and location (in the Midwest region of the USA) of the man in the photographs known as John Doe 27. As of this time, no arrest warrants have been issued or served. Based upon the progress of this investigation, the FBI has determined that no additional publicity of these images is necessary. No further comments will be made as the investigation remains ongoing, however the FBI wishes to express its gratitude to the public for their vigilance and assistance in this case."