The Transylvania Times -

By Kate Herold
Staff Writer" 

John Bryant's Body Found In Forest


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Human skeletal remains found in Macon County over the weekend have been identified as those of 80-year-old John Bryant, who has been missing since October, according to Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney.

The N.C. Medical Examiner's Office announced the findings this morning. DNA samples and dental records for John Bryant were provided to the medical examiner for identification purposes.

Bryant's remains were found late Saturday about 20 feet off a road and about 75 feet from a locked forest service road gate in the Nantahala National Forest.

"With the discovery of Mr. Bryant's bo...

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