State Police in Ithaca have identified human remains that were found this week in Taughannock Park in the Town of Ulysses.
Troopers won't say how the remains were discovered but say the skeletal remains belong to Brian Austin of the Syracuse area who was reported missing in 2011.
Austin would have been 41 years old this year.
State Police say they worked witht he Anthropology Department at Binghamton University to identify the remains and now the works begind to try and determine a cause of death. No word yet on whether investigators believe foul play may have been involved.