Human remains found in Gloucestershire earlier this year belong to missing man Huw Williams, police believe.
Huw was last seen at his Nottingham home on May 6 last year and has been listed as missing ever since.
Remains were found in Gloucestershire in January have now been identified.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Bull, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our investigations are still ongoing but sadly we do believe these remains belong to Huw.
“We are not currently treating the discovery of these remains as involving any suspicious circumstances.
“Huw’s family has been informed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. They have asked for privacy whilst they come to terms with this development.
“We are no longer classing Huw as a missing person and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”