Remains found belong to Bobby Hardin missing since 2011

Remains that were found before Dec. 22, 2015 have been identified as belonging to a man missing from Alabama since 2011.  Robert “Bobby” Hardin was 25 when he was last seen at his home on Corvette Way in Montevallo on March 7, 2011.  He left his home and walked on Overland Road toward Highway 119 and was never seen again. He left behind a note stating he was upset over the breakup with his girlfriend.  Although authorities searched they were never able to find Bobby.  Then on Dec, 22, his remains were found in a wooded area between Salem Road and the University of Montevallo, where he was a student.  The police stated it appeared to be a suicide.

The University of Montevallo issued the following release on Monday:

“The University of Montevallo expresses our condolences to the family of our student, Robert Mitchell “Bobby” Hardin Jr. We are sad to learn the remains found in a wooded area off campus on December 22 were positively identified as Bobby’s.  We know this has been a difficult time for Bobby’s family and friends since his disappearance on March 7, 2011. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time.”

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.