PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified the skeletal remains found in a Punta Gorda yard being cleared by new residents.
The remains belong to Danny Paul Mordeni, who was reported missing in May 2008.
Earlier this month, workers clearing a lot beside a home in Punta Gorda found a wallet in the brush that contained Mordeni's identification.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says the new owner of the property looked further into the underbrush and found the remains and a rope hanging from a tree.
Dental records were used to identify Mordeni.
Officials say he was 23 when his grandmother reported him missing.
No further details were immediately available.