North Attleboro police search

A canine was used to search the woods where bones were found off Arnold Road in North Attleboro.

 NORTH ATTLEBORO — Human remains found in woods of Betts Drive have officially been identified as those of an East Providence man reported missing over a year ago.

The man was identified as Joseph Pinheiro, 49, who was reported missing Jan. 18, 2016, Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, said Friday.

No foul play is suspected in Pinheiro’s death, he said.

The remains were found by a man walking his dog on April 7.

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