The remains found in Elm Creek Park Reserve in Hennepin County have been identified.
The human remains have been identified as Christopher Cox, 26, of Champlin. The Hennepin County medical examiner's office said the man appears to have died of a shotgun wound to the head according to the Star Tribune. The medical examiner also said Cox appears to have died at 129th Avenue and Forest View Circle in Dayton, according to the Pioneer Press.
The remains were found Friday by a man walking in the north end of the park about 400 yards from a parking lot.