The St. Fancois County Sheriff's Department has identified the remains found in a septic tank yesterday.
The remains were found just before noon on Thursday on unoccupied property outside of Bonne Terre. Investigators uses dental records to identify the remains as 38-year-old Samuel "Tick" Francis. Francis was last seen at a residence outside Desloge, Missouri on December 17, 2012.
He was reported missing December 23.