Deputies say human remains found along a highway in Georgia have been identified as those of a high school teacher reported missing three years ago.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jesse Hambrick tells news outlets that deputies do not believe 62-year-old Larry Bolen was the victim of a crime. Children hiking in the woods discovered his remains Wednesday night by Interstate 20.

Bolen had been missing since May 2015 and his vehicle was found near a Douglasville park days after he disappeared. His remains were roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the park.

The Douglas County School System said in a statement that Bolen taught English for nearly three decades.

The cause of Bolen's death has not been determined.