Authorities in southeast Missouri have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month on the bank of the Mississippi River.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that the victim is 20-year-old Eli Culp of Cairo, Ill. Authorities believe he drowned Aug. 15 near Cairo.
A marine service worker found the remains Jan. 4 near Belmont, Mo. The bones were sent to a forensic anthropologist in St. Louis County. Positive identification was made through dental records provided by Culp's family.