JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson County authorities have ended a years’ long search after a man was reported missing in January 2013.

A release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office states that in May 2020, human remains were found in a wooded area off of Gentry Creek Road.

Those remains were positively identified by DNA to have belonged to Harry C. Rosenberg, who was reported missing on Jan. 13, 2013.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said in 2013 that Rosenberg had gone for a walk and never returned.

Search crews conducted extensive searches in the Cherokee National Forest near the Virginia line.

No further information has been released at this time.