Fred Dingler of Boulder County had Alzheimer's disease and was 82 when he disappeared. He was last seen on Aug. 10, 2005, leaving his home in Gunbarrel while his wife was napping. His vehicle was later found outside of Hanna, Wyo.
The Daily Camera reports two archaeologists found human remains near Hanna last week, and a search of the area turned up a mandible that investigators were able to match to Dingler's dental records.
The Carbon County coroner's office in Wyoming is handling the autopsy.
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