RCMP say human remains that were discovered near Renous, New Brunswick have been confirmed to be those of a Tilley man, who disappeared more than 2 1/2 months ago.

The investigation has led police to believe 59-year-old Wayne Rattray was murdered, according to Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

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The RCMP in New Brunswick’s Major Crime Unit has been investigating the disappearance of Rattray, who was last seen in the early morning hours of March 2 at his residence on Walker Road. A short time later, police and fire crews responded to a fire that destroyed Rattray's home.  A pickup truck belonging to Wayne Rattray was located on March 7, engulfed in flames on a lane off Highway 109 in Three Brooks, N.B.

Police say the body was found May 21 in Renous.

Anyone who has any information about the disappearance or death of Wayne Rattray is asked to contact the RCMP’s Major Crime Unit in Fredericton at 506-452-3491.

Information can also be provided anonymously through NB Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.