Authorities identify remains found in bag in Pike County

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Authorities have identified the human remains that were found in a bag by mushroom hunters in Pike County Monday.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader told 10TV the remains were found at around 2:30 p.m. in the area of Buchanan Road and Trego Road, which is west of Waverly.

Reader described the remains as a severely decomposed body. The body was transported to the Montgomery County morgue for an autopsy.

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The remains were identified as 36-year-old Shane Walls of Pike County.

The sheriff’s office said Walls was reported missing on February 19. He was last seen on December 9, 2018.

The cause of death remains under investigation. Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to call the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111.

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