The skull found Nov. 20 in Manchester was identified to be that of a missing Franklin County man.

The skull was identified as Justin Zeigler, of Franklin County, who was reported missing in 2016.

DNA linked the skull to Zeigler, according to Manchester Police Department. 

Zeigler, who was 28, was last seen on Nov. 20, 2016 at the Dollar Tree in Manchester where he had worked.

The skull was found in Coffee County Nov. 20, when police officers stumbled upon it in the woods while working on another case.

It was found in the woods behind the building where Pappy's Country Cookin' restaurant used to be located. The remains were taken to Forensic Medical in Nashville for identification.

Manchester Police Department, Coffee County District Attorney's Office, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, medical examiners and Tullahoma Police Department worked on the case.

According to MPD, the investigation will remain open and ongoing in an attempt to locate Zeigler’s remains.

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