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Body found by hunter confirmed to be missing man

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DYERSBURG, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The body found has been confirmed to be 27-year-old Curtis Tyler. It was confirmed to be him thru dental records.

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A hunter found the remains of a body Tuesday afternoon in Dyersburg in the area of the Forked Deer River, just east of South Main Street, the Dyersburg Police Department said via Facebook.

The body was discovered at around 1:30 p.m. near the TennKen Railroad tracks.

Dyer County Sheriff and Dyersburg Police investigators collected the evidence and the remains were collected and sent to the Shelby County Medical Examiners Office in Memphis.

Dyersburg Police said Wednesday they tentatively identified the human remains discovered by a turkey hunter, saying the remains are of 27-year-old Curtis Tyler, who disappeared in late June of 2012.

Tyler was 27 when he was last seen at a Dyersburg trailer park on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Dyersburg Police Chief Art Heun said items found with the body lead them to believe it is Tyler's. However, they are awaiting the medical examiner's report for positive identification and cause of death.

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