Authorities identify human remains found in Miller County

6 months 1 week 4 days ago December 14, 2016 Dec 14, 2016 Wednesday, December 14 2016 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:47:00 AM CST in Top Stories
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

TUSCUMBIA — Authorities announced Wednesday the identification of human remains found in Miller County Nov. 22.

Captain Louis Gregoire of the Miller County Sheriff's Office says a dental comparison confirmed the bones were those of Ricky Wierman, a 54-year-old reported missing in July 2012. The bones were found in a rural area along Highway 87.

An analysis of the remains found that Wierman had been living in the woods, according to a press release.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri examined the remains. The Sheriff's Office did not determine a cause of death, but said in the press release that "evidence does not point to foul play."

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