The Lake County Sheriff's Office has discovered human remains in the backyard of a home of a former monorail mechanic at Walt Disney World who has reportedly been missing since 2015.
Parts of human skeleton were found Saturday buried under concrete at an outdoor fire pit, the Orlando Sentinel reported. An upper arm bone had been dug up Friday at the same site.
Detectives also found articles of clothing, Lt. John Herrell told the Sentinel. The medical examiner's office will try to identify the remains and determine the manner and cause of death, Herrell said.
When officials went to check on Shaver in unincorporated Lake County south of Clermont on Feb. 16, his wife told them that she had not heard from him since 2015. Laurie Shaver, 35, allowed investigators to search the home, the Sentinel reported.
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But she refused to allow a cadaver dog, so authorities obtained a warrant and searched the home Friday and Saturday.
According to the Sentinel, sister Stacie Shaver, 46, said the family is trying to find her brother but didn’t want police involved because "we thought we could find him on our own," she said.
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Relatives said Michael Shaver was a monorail mechanic at Disney World in Orlando.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office urged anyone with information to call 800-423-TIPS.