Skeletal remains found late last fall in northeastern Forsyth County have been confirmed as those of a 44-year-old man reported missing more than a decade earlier.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Maj. Dan Jagoe said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation made the confirmation of Timothy Dale Nagy.
"We’re glad we were able to bring some closure to his family and the case has been cleared," said Jagoe, adding that Nagy had been on the sheriff’s missing persons list since 2000.
Authorities found bones and pieces of clothing after a hunter discovered part of a skull Nov. 29 as he was walking in a wooded area of Dawsonville High-way, between Nix and Julian roads.
Jagoe said the agency spent about three days after the discovery searching a large area.
Some of the remains, likely moved by water and other elements, were found up to 10 yards apart.
Jagoe said Nagy’s girlfriend had reported him missing after he left their Dawsonville Highway home on Sept. 27, 2000.
"According to her, Timothy had been depressed," Jagoe said. "He left that day with a Russian 9 millimeter 8-shot pistol and was never seen again."
Jagoe said the investigative file on Nagy’s disappearance shows sheriff’s deputies searched the area and checked with acquaintances and relatives, but were unable to find him.
He said Nagy has a 16-year-old son who, along with other family members, lives in Ohio.
Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Gene Moss said it appears Nagy died near a tree. Authorities do not suspect foul play.
The site where his remains were found could be reached only on foot.
Investigators felt strongly that the remains were Nagy’s and contacted his relatives.
The family members worked with law enforcement agencies in Ohio to send DNA samples to Georgia to confirm his identity.