55 year old Robert Bucknell went missing March 28th, 2012. His remains were actually found last April, but the Sheriffs Office is just admitting they belong to Bucknell.
County County Undersheriff John Gautney says they didn't reveal the remains had been found, so not to hamper their investigation.
"Originally we investigated it as a missing person's case. We don't know the exact cause of death so we're still investigating as a possible homicide. So until we know it's not, we're going to continue to investigate as if it was a criminal case."
Bucknell was originally reported missing by some acquaintances who hadn't heard from him for several days.