KEARNEY, Mo. (AP)- Relatives and researchers want to determine if a former member of the Jesse James gang is buried in northwest Missouri.

The grave in Kearney purportedly holds the remains of Clell Miller, a Confederate bushwacker and James gang member who was shot during a botched robbery in 1876 in Northfield, Minn.

Relatives buried the body in Muddy Fork Cemetery in Kearney. But a medical student who shot Miller reportedly took his skeleton, which was found in Grand Forks, N.D.

The Kansas City Star reports Miller’s relatives want the medical examiner in Jackson and Clay counties to petition Clay County authorities to exhume the body.

But Clay County prosecutor Daniel White says he’s skeptical of the effort and doesn’t want to spend county money on it.

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