Forensic DNA testing has confirmed that remains found in Nebraska are those of a man missing from Denver, Nebraska State Patrol reports.
Since June, investigators have believed the remains are those of Josh Bullock, 38, who went missing in December 2011 while visiting family members in Nebraska. The DNA testing confirmed that conclusion.
The case of Bullock's death was active until June 2012, before a suspect was identified.
Nebraska State Patrol says Andres Gonzalez, 27, told negotiators he killed Bullock during a 14-hour standoff in downtown Alliance, Neb. Gonzalez was shot and killed at the conclusion of that standoff.
Investigators believe Gonzalez killed Bullock on or around Dec. 1 and that he disposed of the body in a remote area of Dawes County, Neb.
Gonzalezs former girlfriend, Rose Siefke, 20, was charged as an accessory to a felony.
We hope this confirmation will bring some closure to Joshs family and friends. At the same time we will continue our investigation as we work to piece together the events that led to his death, said Investigative Services Lieutenant Monica Bartling.
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