After nearly 17 months of searching and almost four months of waiting, the family of missing Maysville resident Dan Grannan now has some closure.

On Friday afternoon, Daviess County Sheriff Gary Allison reported that through DNA testing, the human remains recovered just outside of Maysville on Sept. 12, 2020, have been determined to be those of the 72-year-old Grannan who went missing on Aug. 3, 2019 from his home.

The remains were located in a heavily wooded area along CR 300 W. and Hawkins Creek, in the Maysville area, not far from where Grannan lived. Deputies and investigators from the sheriff’s office, along with crime scene technicians from the Indiana State Police, responded and processed the scene. The remains were then sent to the University of Indianapolis Anthropology Department for examination.

Allison said the investigation is still ongoing.

Grannan had some past episodes of dementia, but his daughter, Lori Grannan Jones, said he had been fine the night he disappeared, leaving his keys and other personal items at his home. The searching for Grannan, who had owned the Maysville Mobile Manor trailer court, had served on the Board of Zoning Appeals, worked as driver for many area trucking companies and as a security guard for area coal mines and at one time owned a gravel hauling business, Jones said in an interview about the one year anniversary of her father’s disappearance, never not stopped.

Jones admitted though as the weeks turned into months that she knew they were no longer looking for her father. Searchers were looking for his remains.

“I have no words for how hard this is on the family. It’s unbearable and we just need closure so badly,” Jones said during an interview in July of 2020.

All leads and information are still being investigated by the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with any information should call the sheriff’s office at 812-254-1060.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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