Remains found in Columbia identified as Kansas man -

Remains found in Columbia identified as Kansas man

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Columbia police say human remains found near the Boone County Jail have been identified as those of a northeast Kansas man.

A 13-year-old boy found the skeleton on Saturday in a wooded area. On Tuesday, police said dental records helped identify the man as 57-year-old Ronald P. Elic, whose last known address was Overland Park, Kan.

Police said Elic had been incarcerated at the Boone County Jail and had been released July 15. It wasn't immediately known why or for how long he had been jailed.

Police spokeswoman Jessie Haden says there's no evidence of foul play. An examination by an anthropologist will help determine how and when Elic died.

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