Remains found in Pontotoc Co. identified

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PONTOTOC COUNTY, OK -- The remains of a man who went missing in March have been identified.

Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian says 38-year-old Charles Manuel has been identified.

A rancher discovered his remains in April, just south of Pickett, near a home Manuel was last seen leaving.

Officials say an investigation into the cause of his death is on-going, but they believe it was accidental.