- Associated Press - Monday, January 27, 2014

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have identified the skeletal remains found in a Punta Gorda yard being cleared by new residents.

The remains belong to Danny Paul Mordeni, who was reported missing in May 2008.

Earlier this month, workers clearing a lot beside a home in Punta Gorda found a wallet in the brush that contained Mordeni’s identification.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says the new owner of the property looked further into the underbrush and found the remains and a rope hanging from a tree.

Dental records were used to identify Mordeni.

Officials say he was 23 when his grandmother reported him missing.

No further details were immediately available.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide