CASSVILLE, Mo. — The skeletal remains of a missing Wyandotte man were discovered Sunday, Nov. 17 by deer hunters in Mark Twain National Forest.

According to a release from the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, the remains have been identified as those of Ritchie Vaughn Ellis of Wyandotte.

Ellis was reported missing on Jan. 26 after his car was found on Missouri State Highway 112, southwest of Roaring River State Park.

He was last seen on Jan. 21.

Several extensive searches of Mark Twain Forest in the area where the vehicle was located were conducted by the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Park Rangers, The Missouri State Highway Patrol, various Fire Protection District personnel and search teams from Oklahoma and other agencies.

According to the release, the search was unsuccessful and was suspended pending additional information.

Investigation has determined there are no signs of foul play.

The family has been notified of the discovery of the remains and arrangements are being made to release the remains to the family, the release said.