Police investigating the discovery of human remains in woodland in Swansea on Monday evening are linking the find to the case of a missing man.
Police said the coroner for the city has been informed.
Detectives say items recovered from the scene suggest the body is that of Colin McLelland, 40, who disappeared from his home in Winch Wen in June 2005.
The discovery was made close to the A4217 at Bonymaen by a dog walker.
Police said the cause of death had yet to be established but it was not being treated as suspicious at this stage.