The human skeletal remains found in rural Mahaska County earlier this month have been identified.
The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says the deceased is 34-year-old Ryan Hulvey formerly of the Cedar Rapids and Ottumwa areas.
The remains were positively identified by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. According to a press release, the investigation is ongoing and the medical examiner’s office has ruled Hulvey’s death a suicide.
Hulvey’s remains were discovered on December 7th by hunters near the 2700 block of Whitwell Avenue.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone in the Fremont area that is familiar with Hulvey or had contact with him in May 2021 to contact the Mahaka County Sheriff’s Office at (641) 673-4322.
The Iowa Divison of Criminal Investigation and the State Medical Examiner’s Office are assisting in the investigation.