The human remains found in Hopkins County on Saturday, June 29, have been determined to be 42-year-old Rodney Brent (Bo) Hale.
Hale reportedly went missing from a home on Continental Drive on November 29, 2010.
Detectives from the Hopkins County Sheriff Office responded to a call back in June from residents on Continental Drive, who had located human remains in the creek behind their residences.
Detectives says rains unearthed the bones and investigators searched for clues on two separate occasions.
Investigators say that they have located 65 to 75 percent of the mass of bones. They say they were able to recover an upper jaw bone and skull which led to dental identification.
"We recovered more dental remains in our second search and it was through those dental remains that we were able to make a positive ID," Hopkins County Sheriff's Detective Scott Troutman.
Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield was heavily impacted by the news. He taught Bo Hale and his sister in school.
"The family is taking it just like anybody else would that lost someone. They want answers to questions. What happened to Bo? Which we all do at this time and that's why were striving to give them more answers at this time," Mayfield said.
At this time, no cause of death has been determined.
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