Maine State Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains found earlier this week in a wooded area of Byron.
Authorities said a hunter found the remains Tuesday off Weld Road, about a mile into the woods, and notified the Oxford Sheriff's Office.
The remains, which were recovered on Wednesday, are now at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
State police said a number of searches have taken place for 46-year-old Derek Adams, who went missing on Dec. 28, 2016. Adams lived nearby and his family has been notified of the discovery.
The Medical Examiner’s Office is likely to utilize the State Police DNA lab to assist them in the identification process.