Honduran authorities have identified the remains of the brother of Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios.

Forensic medicine director for the prosecutor's office Juan Molina says DNA tests and dental records helped investigators identify bone remains as those of Edwin Palacios.

Palacios' brother was 16 when armed assailants abducted him in 2007 from his family home in La Ceiba. He was not released despite the payment of the demanded $500,000 ransom.

Two imprisoned members of the Mara 18 gang led investigators to a shallow grave where they found the remains May 9.