Remains unearthed identified as missing New Orleans man

New Orleans, La. - The Orleans Parish Coroner's has identified remains found in St. Bernard Parish Tuesday.

The remains have been identified as 55 year-old Jeffery Wayne Bonck Sr.

The coroner's office says Bonck was beaten to death and the case is classified as a homicide.

Investigators combed a wooded area off Florrisant Highway Tuesday working on a tip in the investigation of Bonck's disappearance and recovered the badly decomposed body. Bonck had been missing since August.