HENRY CO, Va. -

Human remains found Thursday in Franklin County are that of a missing man from Henry County.

The remains of Ricky Eugene Dodson were found Thursday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Dodson’s cause of death has not been determined.

Dodson was reported missing several weeks ago. The remains were found in the Henry area of Franklin County.

Dodson's friend, Vicky Purdy, was found dead in  October in the same area. Investigators say Purdy was murdered.

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Original story from Dec. 5

Investigators in Franklin County say they've found human remains near the area where a woman’s body was found in a burned-out car on October 6.

Investigators won't say the condition of the remains, or who they think it could be. They were found near Philpott Road, close to the Henry County line.

Philpott Road is the same road where 53-year-old Vicky Purdy's body was found in October.

The sheriff's office says Purdy was murdered, but the investigation is ongoing and a cause of death has not been released yet.

Investigators have also been searching for Ricky Dodson, a man deputies believed was one of the last people to see Purdy alive before her body was found.

Dodson’s family has not heard from him since his disappearance around two months ago.

Police aren't saying whether the remains found Thursday night have any connection to the body found in the burned-out car back in October.

We will update the story with more information as it becomes available.