The Lawrence County Coroner's Office has identified the skeletal remains of a body that was found in Hillsville.

The body was identified as Paul R. Kepp, 41, of Boardman, who has been missing since May of 2023.

According to Coroner Richard Johnson, the body was found Saturday night in the wooded area off of West Main Street.

The coroner says that homicide has been ruled out and there is no concerns to public safety.