Hunter finds skeletal remains in Byron

State Police say skeletal remains were recovered this week from a wooded area in Byron and are now at the State Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and examination.

Police believe they could be the remains of 46 year old Derek Adams, who has been missing since December.

A team from State Police, Maine Warden Service and deputies from Oxford and Franklin counties recovered the remains Wednesday.

The discovery was made by a hunter Tuesday off the Weld Road, about a mile into the woods. The hunter reported the finding to the Oxford Sheriff’s Office.

A number of searches have taken place since last December looking for Adams, who lived nearby where the remains were found.

The Medical Examiner’s Office are likely to utilize the State Police’s DNA lab to assist them in the positive identification process.