BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MICH. (AP) - Police in Michigan believe humans remains found in a car at the bottom of a pond belong to someone who went missing decades ago.
Buena Vista Township Detective Sgt. Greg Klecker says the remains are likely those of 62-year-old Julius "Pete" Colwye, who was last seen in nearby Saginaw in 1984.
Klecker tells a local newspaper the ruling is a "high probability," citing forensic examinations of the skeletal remains and teeth.
Klecker says the examinations didn't conclude a cause and manner of death. The investigation is ongoing under the label of a suspicious death.
Colwye's family said last week they're confident the remains were their relative's.
Michigan Department of Transportation divers found a 1970s-model car with human remains Aug. 15 at the bottom of a pond they needed to clear.
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