According to authorities the skeletal remains found in Jackson County this month are those of a man missing since 2019.

According to a media release the remains were identified as 22 year old Michael John Morris of Bradford.

The skeletal remains were recovered in rural Jackson County near the Olyphant community on Friday, Nov. 19th.

Morris was reported missing in Jan. 2019, he was last seen walking home along Highway 367 in the Olyphant community according to authorities.

Jackson County authorities stated that the Sheriff’s Office received a call around 10 a.m. on Nov. 19th about the discovery.

Sheriff Lucas said a hunter had found human remains. Jackson and White County deputies responded to a wooded area in the Olyphant community, just off Highway 367 South to search the area. Lucas said deputies then found the reported remains.