Family: Preston Overton's remains found off Highway 56

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Preston Overton

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- The family of a man who has been missing for almost two years says remains found off Highway 56 are his.

Preston Overton was last seen in June 2017. Overton's mother, Donna Overton, wrote in a Facebook post and confirmed to us that the remains found near International Paper belonged to her son.

"Just wanted to let everyone know that the remains on Hwy 56 are Preston's," the post said. "Not ready to answer a lot of questions right now, but just wanted to let everyone know."

Bowen says positive identification on those bones will have to be determined through dental records or DNA from GBI investigators. That could take several days.

Details remain limited in this case, but an investigation is ongoing.