By Gyusung Sim
Human remains discovered last Sunday in a swampy area northwest of Duluth have been identified Friday as those of a man missing for two years.
The St. Louis County medical examiner's office says hunters on Sunday discovered the remains near a wildlife trail. Rescue Squad cadaver dogs found additional clothing and remains, reported by the Star Tribune.
According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Andrew Michael Owca, then 44, was reported missing Oct. 5, 2010, from a group home in Canosia Township. Dental records were used to positively identify the body.
Owca, who suffered from schizophrenia, had been known to leave the group home for short periods of time, but officials thought he would be unlikely to enter nearby forests, according to news reports at the time.