Man identified after human remains found Sunday in Warren County

Skeletal remains found in Warren County
Published: Jul. 10, 2023 at 3:49 PM EDT
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FRANKLIN, Ohio (WXIX) - Police have released the name of a man whose remains were found Sunday on a small island on the Great Miami River.

The remains were identified as those of William “BJ” Middleton, Franklin police said Monday.

Middleton Jr. was reported missing on July Fourth, according to police.

There is no cause of death as of Monday, police said.

EquuSearch Midwest discovered the remains on the small island using one of their drones and police and the Warren County Coroner’s Office responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, police say.

EquuSearch Midwest, which is associated with Texas EquuSearch, was in Franklin because they were looking for a local missing man, according to the police chief.

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