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Remains found in Fayetteville were those of missing man

Posted October 3, 2011

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— Police on Monday identified human remains found a week ago as those of a Fayetteville man missing for more than a year.

A man searching a field off Eastwood Avenue for scrap metal came across the remains on Sept. 26, police said.

A medical examiner confirmed the remains were Anthony Carrol Hayes, 52, who was last seen at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fayetteville in January 2010.

Detectives also found Hayes' hospital ID bracelet in the pocket of the pants found on the remains.

The cause of death still hasn't been determined, police said.


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  • Godschild43 Oct 4, 2011

    Prayers going out to the family and to all that loved him.

  • KiaMom Oct 4, 2011

    Oh Lord, I'm praying for the hayes Family. May God give them peace in this difficult time.

  • n ter tained Oct 4, 2011

    Oh, that is horribly sad!

  • justafella Oct 3, 2011

    RIP Mr Hayes.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Oct 3, 2011

    What a shame to die alone like that.

    Praying for those who loved him.

  • jamar32806 Oct 3, 2011

    Closure has finally come for the Hayes family.