Human remains found in Dora identified as missing man from March 2020

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DORA, Ala. (WIAT) — (UPDATE) — The human remains that were located by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office last week have been identified as a Dora man who has been missing since last year.

Douglas Nolan Ryan Watson, 30, was found on the 5800 block of Littleton Kilgore Road in Dora, according to the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office. His remains were discovered during a search that took place on March 6.

Watson was discovered by the owner of the private property in Dora. He had been missing since March 8, 2020.

(ORIGINAL) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains found over the weekend.

On Saturday, March 6, 2021, human remains were located near the 5800 block of Littleton-Kilgore Road in Dora.

Multiple volunteer search organizations, including Equusearch, partnered with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at the Dora location to conduct a search for missing Douglas Nolan Ryan Watson who was reported missing a year ago, March 8, 2020.

Jefferson County detectives conducted an extensive investigation into Watson’s disappearance, but have been unable to locate him, JCSO reports.

The located remains are currently unidentified, pending examination by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office said it’s thankful for everyone’s participation in Saturday’s search.

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