Officials in northern Iowa have solved the mystery of the identity of a partially decomposed body found in a farm field near Armstrong. Emmet County Sheriff Larry Lamack says they were the remains of 18-year-old Zachary Hunter from Franklin County. The Iowa D-C-I identified the body through dental records.

The Hampton Police Department reported Hunter missing on February 15th. Officials believe Hunter died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. There was a 12 gauge shotgun found near the body, which was discovered by a farmer doing some field work along Highway 9 Monday afternoon.