Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:07 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in dense woods in rural south Georgia have been identified as those of a man missing for nearly three years.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Mark Pro said Wednesday that DNA testing confirmed skeletal remains found in Clinch County belong to 30-year-old Jake Dewitt Conner of Fargo.
WALB-TV reports Conner was reported missing from his job site by co-workers on Feb. 1, 2017. The remains were discovered in the remote, heavily wooded area nearly a year later.
Pro declined to comment on how Conner may have died. He said he planned to meet with the missing man's family soon.