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Fri January 18, 2013

Investigators ID Body Found by Hunter in Osage County

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say remains found three weeks ago in Osage County belong to a 62-year-old man who disappeared in August after leaving a casino.

Osage County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Charlie Cartwright says state medical examiners confirmed that the remains belong to Timothy Allen Hauser of Bartlesville. A deer hunter discovered the remains Dec. 29 in a pasture about four miles west of Bartlesville.

Hauser disappeared Aug. 9 from an Osage County casino, and authorities believe he was beaten and robbed.

Two people have been charged with robbing Hauser. Cartwright tells the Examiner-Enterprise that he anticipates prosecutors will file murder charges against the pair now that Hauser's remains have been identified.

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Information from: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise,