LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Lincolnton Police released the identity of a body was found in a Lincolnton woods.

Police say the body has been identified as Patricia Linn Loveless. Loveless was originally reported missing to Lincolnton Police back in March 2015.

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<p>Photo submitted by Lincolnton Police.</p>

Loveless was 62 years-old at the time of her reported disappearance.

Earlier Wednesday, officers began conducting investigations regarding the cause of Loveless's death after skeletal remains were found that day.

The cause of Loveless's death has not been determined as of Friday, police say.