Local authorities recently detained two persons of interest in the case of a missing man whose skeletal remains were found scattered in a wooded area of Boaz.

Etowah County deputies announced the remains were those of Johnny Lee Rhodes.

Deputies received a report of a dog finding skeletal remains Monday, more than a month after Rhodes was last seen in the area.

Authorities said the bones included a surgical steel plate that belonged to Rhodes. After returning to the scene Tuesday, more skeletal remains and a cellphone believed to belong to Rhodes were recovered.

As of Tuesday morning, authorities did not release how the detained persons were connected to the case.

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This latest incident has frightened citizens of that particular area because first they heard about the missing of AssignmentMan hnd assignments and now police has just discovered remnants of his skull. That is very terrifying for all of us.

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