Williston, VT- The Williston Police Department has identified human remains that were found on Thursday as a 56-year-old man from Panton who died of suicide.

The remains were found on Thursday, and the autopsy was completed three days later on Sunday. The cause of death was determined to be hanging.

Police say a resident on South Brownell Road called just before 11 a.m. Thursday to report that he found what he believed to be a human skull. Officers were able to confirm that he was right.

On Friday, just before 9:40 a.m., a Vermont Canine Search and Rescue located skeletal remains in a wooded area about 200 feet from where the skull was found