Human remains located in a desert area north of Lake Havasu City last November are those of a Kingman man who was reported missing last June. The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s office used DNA testing to establish that the remains are those of Joseph Daniel Ligori, 38.

Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the Mohave County sheriff’s office had been investigating the recovery of the remains as a possible murder. She said, however, the Medical Examiner has not yet been able to determine the cause of death.