WAVERLEY: The human remains found by a hunter Saturday night Oct. 1 in Spider Lake in Waverley have been identified by Halifax District RCMP.

Following an investigation by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s Office and the RCMP Forensic Identification Section, the remains were confirmed to be that of Cordell Stephen Weare of Dartmouth.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, Halifax District RCMP received a 911 call after the hunter located the remains in the area of Spider Lake Road.

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson told a Halifax media outlet earlier this week that after arriving at the scene, RCMP determined the remains to be human and secured the area. They remained on the scene Oct. 2 processing the area for evidence, and the remains were taken to the Medical Examiner’s office on Sunday evening to begin examination on Monday.

Weare, 50, was reported as missing to Halifax Regional Police after having left his home in Dartmouth on November 24, 2013. Police do not suspect foul play.

“Our thoughts are with Mr. Weare’s family during this difficult time,” said Cpl. Hutchinson.