The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the human remains found in a drainage ditch in Council Bluffs earlier this month have been identified.
Officials say the skeletal remains belong to 21-year-old Chance Fletcher of Omaha, Nebraska.
Fletcher was last seen alive on December 15th, 2011. Police were chasing Fletcher because he was driving a stolen car.
Authorities say Fletcher wrecked the car near the I-480 bridge and took off on foot, escaping authorities.
Police looked for him that night but didn’t locate him.
The remains were found on October 11th in a ditch near the I-480 bridge.