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Remains identified as those of missing Guelph man Paul Miller

Miller went missing in 2018 while on a hike in California's Joshua Tree National Park
Paul Miller

Remains found in Joshua Tree National Park have officially been identified as those of missing Guelph man Paul Miller.

The Twitter site @FindPaulMiller posted the information Tuesday afternoon. The account is run by family friend Ainsley Otten.

"Official identification of the remains found in @JoshuaTreeNPS near the 49 Palms Oasis Trail have been made. The coroner's office was in contact with Paul's wife today to let her know that as we suspected, they have confirmed the remains are Paul," said the Tweet.

"Details regarding a memorial and celebration of Paul's life will be posted once available. It is asked that everyone continue to respect the family's privacy at this time.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported the search for answers into Paul's disappearance and provided much needed love and prayer for his family."

Identification was made through dental records.

Miller went missing in July, 2018, when he went for a solo hike in the California national park just before he and his wife were to head home from a vacation.

An extensive search at the time turned up nothing.

In December park authorities said they had found human remains, a discovery made possible with the help of drone photographs.