Kentucky State Police have confirmed the remains found in the Auburn area in December 2017, by duck hunters belong to John J. Cauley, born April 5, 1951, of Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Jeremy Hodges, information officer for the KSP said family members have been notified.

According to Logan County Coroner Mary Givens, an Auburn resident lead detectives to the identity of Cauley after learning about the case.

Cauley was a transient who had been staying in and around the Auburn area for months. He had left behind some of his belongings at a residence, which included a wallet with his driver's license.

Givens said to her knowledge no further search will be conducted into additional remains that may be in the area.

A skull, jawbone, and some vertebrae were collected off Willow Pond Road in Auburn. The remains were sent to the Madisonville Medical Examiner.

"There was no visible trauma to the remains we found," reported Givens. However, according to Hodges, the case is still under investigation.

More on the story in Friday's edition of the News-Democrat & Leader.