The Bay County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of Highpoint Road and Halsey Circle on November 26, in response to a call in reference to the discovery of human remains.
Deputies spoke with a woman who stated she was out for a morning run when she entered a wooded area and discovered what she thought was human remains. Deputies did find human bones and clothing, officials wrote in a news release.
BCSO Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene.
A forensic examination of the scene was done and found at the scene was a Florida Driver's License with the name Bradley Allen Pierson. Pierson is a missing person out of Bay County. He was last seen on October 30, 2013, when he left on foot the home of a family member on Highpoint Road. Pierson was reported missing on November 16, 2013.
All of the remains were turned over to the Medical Examiner. Today an examination using dental records was done and the remains were positively identified as Bradley Allen Pierson.
The remains will be sent to a forensic anthropologist for examination to determine cause of death.
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