Police on Friday said the body found Thursday in Jonesport is likely that of a man missing for nearly 11 months.

William Merchant, 43, was reported missing on July 8, 2019.

An autopsy was completed today at the State Medical Examiner's Office and no determination was made on the cause of the death because of the condition of the remains.

Detectives say there was no evidence of foul play.

Additional work will be completed by the State Police DNA Lab to determine Merchant's positive identification, however items found with the body indicate it is him.

On Thursday, searchers searchers came across human remains off Route 187 in Jonesport, near Wilders Way.

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