AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Officials say human remains found in South Carolina are likely those of an Atlanta man missing for nearly nine years.
Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Peebles told multiple media outlets that James Thomas Mills' body was found Friday at a residence in Aiken.
Mills was reported missing July 23, 2001. He had been visiting friends just across the Savannah River in Augusta, GA., when he went missing. He was 30 years old.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said his office is working to get Mills' dental and medical records to make a positive ID. The remains will be sent to Newberry for an autopsy.
The body was buried just yards from a mobile home, but officials wouldn't say how long the mobile home had been there or whether it has ever been a residence.