Human remains found in Taney Co. could be missing Fredericktown man

TANEY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Two hunters found what they believed to be human remains in a wooded area off Wilderness Road north of Forsyth on November 11, according to Taney County Sheriff's Office.

The hunters found the remains around 7:23 p.m.

When Deputies arrived, the hunters took them to about 1/4 of a mile into the timber off of Wilderness Road, where Deputies say they found the skeletal remains of a human.

According to deputies, it appears as if the remains had been there for a few years. They say the area was secured and the scene processed.

By noon on Tuesday, deputies say all evidence had been recovered from the area. They say the remains will be sent for identification.

The sheriff's department reports that in 2006, Matthew Needham of Fredricktown, Mo. was reported missing from this area. He was last reported to be walking in the area of Wilderness Road after the car he was in caught fire on Casey Road.

The department said dental records for Needham are being sent to the Taney County Sheriff's Office for comparison.

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