NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Police say skeletal remains found in Newark have been identified as those of a man reported missing about a year and a half ago.
The remains were found Friday afternoon by a hiker in a heavily wooded area.
Police say they identified the remains through dental records as those of John Dohms, who was reported missing on September 13, 2012.
Dohms suffered from dementia, and a search for him in the woodlands surrounding White Clay Creek State Park was unsuccessful.
Police say his death is under investigation, and the cause and manner of death are unknown.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)