- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Police in Virginia say human remains found near the entrance to the Appalachian Trail are that of a Maryland man who has been missing since December.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the remains of 36-year-old John Patrick Donohoe of Bethesda, Maryland, were found Sunday by a hiker in Front Royal, Virginia.

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, say Donohoe was reported missing on Dec. 14. He was last seen by relatives the day before.

On Dec. 22, a woman who was shown on surveillance video using Donohoe’s credit card in a Maryland shop was arrested and charged with fraud.

Authorities say Donohoe’s remains were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Manassas, Virginia. The cause and manner of death are under investigation.

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