Coroner: Skeletal remains may be man missing for decade

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DIAMONDHEAD, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says remains found in Mississippi are likely those of a man who disappeared more than a decade ago.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk tells WLOX that Ward Buel's family members have been notified of the discovery.

A property owner on Oct. 25 found skeletal remains and a wallet with two pieces of identification in Diamondhead. One of the IDs had a photo of Buel on it.

The 86-year-old Buel was suffering from dementia when he disappeared in 2008.

Faulk told the television station that he's sent the remains to a forensic anthropologist in Jackson for identification.


Information from: WLOX-TV,

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