Samuel Francis went missing December 17, 2012.
FARMINGTON, Mo. (KSDK) - Authorities in St. Francois County identified Friday the remains of a body discovered in a septic tank at a residence off Hwy K near Bonne Terre.
The remains were located just before noon Thursday, July 25 at an unoccupied property in rural St. Francois County, northeast of Bonne Terre.
A forensic pathologist from Farmington used dental records to identify the remains as that of 38-year-old Samuel "Tick" Francis.
Francis was last seen at a residence outside Desloge, Missouri on December 17, 2012. He was reported missing December 23.
The circumstances of Francis' disappearance and death are still being investigated.