KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- Sullivan County authorities say human remains a hunter found nearly a year ago are those of a Roanoke, Virginia, man.
Sheriff Wayne Anderson says the FBI confirmed a DNA sample submitted by a Roanoke woman matches material from the remains, which have been identified as those of her son.
The person has been identified as 35-year-old Douglas Carl Grabowski.
He was reported missing by his mother Sue Cox shortly after Mothers Day 2005.
Anderson also confirmed earlier reports that Grabowski had been shot and says a handgun was found near his body.
Roanoke investigators say they've identified "persons of interest" in the victim's disappearance and subsequent death.
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