FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville Police said Friday that the skeletal remains discovered along the 3900 block of Bragg Boulevard last month were those of a man missing more for than five years.
FPD identified the remains as those of Devonte Lawrence, 24, who had been reported missing by his mother on April 13, 2018.
A review by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined there was no evidence to suggest homicide.
Fayetteville police are no longer investigating the death as a homicide but did not give other details.
The remains were found on the morning of Oct. 16 in a wooded area.
According to the AWARE Foundation, Lawrence was last seen April 13, 2018, in the 3700 block of Sycamore Dairy Road in Fayetteville.