Remains found in wooded area identified as Petersburg missing man

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PETERSBURG, Va. – The remains found in a wooded area have been identified as those of a missing man.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner identified the remains found in Petersburg on August 12 as Raymond C. Parker.

Human remains were found  in a wooded area between Gilfield Drive and South Jones Street, not far from his home.

Parker was reported missing from the 800 block of Commerce Street on July 25, 2016.

He suffered from Alzheimers disease and other medical issues at the time of his disappearance. A cause of death has not been determined.

Petersburg Police Chief William Rohde said the body was badly decomposed and an immediate ID was impossible.

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