published Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Remains identified as missing Tennessee man

ERIN, Tenn. — A set of human remains found on Thanksgiving Day in Houston County have been positively identified as that of a man last seen on Oct. 7.

Houston County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Hooper told The Leaf-Chronicle that DNA from the remains matched Leamon Luffman of Erin.

The body was released to the family and a funeral was held Sunday.

On Thanksgiving morning, a hunter found a human body in a heavily wooded area off Highway 231.

Hooper says the medical examiner's final report has not been completed, so a cause of death is still unknown.

Luffman left his home as usual early on the morning of Oct. 7. His wife Margie assumed he had gone to work at a saw mill in Vanleer until she noticed his car at the residence.

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