The human remains found Friday near Carbonton Road have been identified as 32-year-old Cory Dale Moore, according to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office release.
The N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the identity to authorities late Tuesday, the release said.
Moore lived at 96 Pickard Road, near Carbonton Road, in northwest Lee County. He was reported missing Sept. 8.
Authorities conducted multiple searches in the wooded and brush-covered area, but found nothing, according to Capt. Jeff Johnson of the Sheriff’s Office.
Moore, who had a history of drug addition, had just been release from a rehabilitation facility, family members have said.