The remains of a human skull discovered in Meridian on Dec. 1 have been identified.
The skull was found in a field at the intersection of 5th Street and Cooper Avenue near downtown.
Police say they were able to obtain the man's identity through an unnamed source and medical records.
"Meridian police received a tip on who the man might be. We were able to obtain some of his x-rays and the local coroner compared those x-rays to some of the skull fragments found and was able to determine it was the man," said Lt. Dean Harper.
Medical examiner Clayton Cobler said the man, who had not been seen for two months, was involved in a traffic mishap in 1999.
Police officials will not release the man's identity until his next of kin is notified.