Sheriff's deputies in Jacksonville, Florida, said skeletal remains found hidden in a wooded area belong to a teen missing since last year.
According to WJAX-TV, 18-year-old Corbin Johnson was reported missing just over one year ago.
#ANjaxBREAKING: @JSOPIO identifies the remains found last Thursday as Corbin Johnson. The bones were found one year to the day after the 18-year-old disappeared. BACKGROUND: https://t.co/Ti2sXfjIFm @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/jlMGqZh0Fo— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) July 16, 2019
The TV station reported on July 11 that a skull and other human bones had been found off Utsey Drive in northwest Jacksonville.
A man clearing the land said the remains were wrapped in a plastic bag or tarp.
“My first reaction is somebody’s family is been missing them,”— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) July 12, 2019
A local man found human bones in a local neighborhood as he was mowing land.
“That’s when I noticed a skull laying there.”
Live at 10 on FOX 30 pic.twitter.com/56M0UP5gb1
Three more unmarked vehicles have arrived at wooded area off Utsey Road where human remains were found. Scene isn’t showing any signs of wrapping up any time soon @ActionNewsJax #Jacksonville #florida pic.twitter.com/cC6iDOMwQI— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) July 12, 2019
Johnson was last seen July 11, 2018, by his mom at home, roughly 12 miles from where his remains were found.
His bones were found exactly one year later.
His death is being investigated as a murder, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Human remains located on Utsey Drive last week have been identified as Corbin Odell Johnson. He was reported missing in July of 2018.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) July 16, 2019
Anyone with information in reference to this murder is asked to contact #JSO right away. 904-630-0500 or JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org. pic.twitter.com/kDxogzua0u
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