The remains have been identified as those of 33-year-old Jay Hill, Jr., son of Corinth Alderman J.C. Hill, reports Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green. The identification was officially made by the state crime lab.
Lee County deputies responding to a report of a burned vehicle in a field near Verona in early September found the remains inside the vehicle.
Hill was last seen in the Tupelo area on August 9. He was originally from Corinth but had been living in the Tupelo area.