CHESTER -- A decomposed body discovered this week in a Chester park has been identified as Antonio Lowery, authorities said Friday.
Skeletal remains and clothing were sent to a Newberry forensics pathologist who helped make the identification, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.
A cause of death has not been determined, Tinker said. Autopsy results were not available Friday.
Lowery's family was notified mid-day Friday.
Lowery was reported missing last May. He was last seen wearing a rust-colored shirt, blue jeans and brown boots, according to reports from the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
Lowery's remains were discovered last week by some Chester teens looking for a place to hang out at Gayle Community Park, officials said. They picked up red fabric they planned to use as a tarp and instead discovered the skeletal remains.
Officials conducted a DNA comparison with Lowery's mother, Chester County Sheriff Robby Benson said. That and other evidence determined it was him.