HUMAN remains found in a wooded area earlier this year have led to some answers in a 10-year-old mystery.
A crime lab determined the remains belong to a man who has been missing since 2011.
Police received a call March 6 about remains found in the woods off New Hope Church Road in Randolph County, North Carolina, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Police collected the remains and sent them to the state coroner’s office for identification.
On March 23, the state crime lab confirmed to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office that the remains belonged to a man named Michael Dwayne Wilkerson, 34.
Wilkerson was reported missing on September 24, 2011.
He was last seen by his family in the Asheboro area on September 8, 2011.
Police said a wrecked pickup truck was found inside along with Wilkerson’s cell phone, but there was no one in or near the truck.
The last call to Wilkerson’s cell phone was made at around 2:30 a.m.
A highway patrol officer found the truck around 5:15 a.m. in response to a passerby’s report of the wreckage.
Little information was available about what happened to Wilkerson until the remains were found and identified.
The sheriff’s office said Wilkerson’s cause of death was unknown.
The investigation continued on Tuesday.
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