MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say human remains that consist of bones and clothing have been found in West Virginia.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the remains were found in Mink Shoals on Tuesday morning.

Chief of Detectives Sgt. Sean Snuffer tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that volunteers have been searching in the area in connection with the disappearance of Ethan Christopher Spradling. The newspaper says the 21-year-old was last seen in May.

The remains were taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office.