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UPDATE: Remains Found Near Missing Man's Truck Identified as Fred Byrne

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An update now on the case of a missing man from Mecosta county.

Police in Missouri have identified a body found near Fred Byrne's car as Fred Byrne.

Byrne disappeared in February after dropping his son off at college near Holland.

He was from Big Rapids.

His car was found in a remote area of the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri.

Tonight we learned from the Carter County Sheriff's Office in Missouri that dental records were used to identify the remains as Fred Byrne.

They also say the autopsy revealed no evidence of criminal activity.

 

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Police in Missouri stumbled across unidentified human remains that they suspect could belong to Fred Byrne.

Yesterday multiple K-9 units were sent to an area of the Mark Twain National Forest for a training session.

A few hours later, they came across the remains that where heavily decomposed.

The remains were found about a quarter of a mile down the road from where Byrne's vehicle was discovered.

An autopsy is underway today so police can get a more definite identification on the body.

Byrne went missing from Big Rapids on February 12th of this year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.