The human remains found in a wooded area last fall belonged to a Fort Wayne man reported missing almost three years ago, the Allen County coroner said Monday.
Ryan A. Baughman was identified by testing and comparing a sample of the remains to known samples provided by family members, according to a news release.
He was reported missing from Fort Wayne in February 2017. He was 28.
The cause and manner of death will be released when that information becomes available, the release said.
People walking in a wooded area in the 19900 block of Doehrman Road found the remains in October.
The coroner's office worked with multiple agencies, including local and state police and the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center, to identify the remains, the release said.