A body found last month by hikers in Green Ridge State Forest was identified as a man who went missing on August 6, officials confirmed.
David Gipson Smith, 28, was reported missing on August 12, 2017 from Howard County, when he didn't return home to New Jersey six days after he reportedly went to visit an acquaintance.
His remains were found by hikers in Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Md. on February 25.
The circumstances surrounding his death, including time of death and cause of death, are still unknown.
Anyone able to provide information should call 410-313-STOP or HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov.