Remains identified as man missing for 3 years

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) – Human remains found by hunters in Coffee County have been identified as those of a man who had been missing for three years.

The Tullahoma News ( ) reported that Manchester police identified the remains as those of Leo Paul Massicotte. He was last seen alive in July 2011 when he exited his girlfriend’s car in Manchester. He had planned to walk to a friend’s home

The remains were taken by forensic officials to Middle Tennessee State University and then sent to Texas for identification.

The remains were found earlier this month by squirrel hunters on the U.S. Air Force’s Arnold Engineering Development Center property in southern Tennessee. Based on the DNA extracted from the remains, it was confirmed that they were Massicotte.