Remains found in Carter Co. identified as missing man

Authorities search the area where human remains were discovered near Gene Autry, Okla. on March 23, 2017. (KXII)

GENE AUTRY, Okla. (KXII) - Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says the skull and bones found in a Gene Autry field last March have been identified as Brandon Nichols, 35.

The remains were found in a field near Jay Bird Lane and Happy Trail by a local ranch worker in March of 2017.

Nichols went missing in 2014 and was last seen off Happy Trail Road and Mount Pleasant Road - less than a mile away from where the skull was found.

A lab report from Oklahoma City released the identity Thursday.

This is a developing story. We'll have more tonight on News 12.

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