1:30 PM PST, November 15, 2021
Authorities say that the partial remains are those of David Virgil Neily, 69, of Albion, who was reported missing by family in July 2006.
Experts say no evidence of trauma was identified or observed on the recovered remains, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
Neily was found about three-and-a-half miles from where his car was found, the police statement said.
Police are still investigating what happened to Neily.
“We’re not giving up hope that we can find out what happened to him. We’re not giving up,” Lisa Neily told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information concerning the last known whereabouts of Neily to contact Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detective Alex Johnston at (707) 463-4086 or the Sheriff’s Office tip line at (707) 234-2100.