Emmett Kyzer, the 82 year old that went missing in 2016 was murdered and Tuscaloosa Police have charged Clifford Sinclair Madison, 53, with murder.

The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences on Monday formally identified the skeletal remains found on March 28th, 2017 as those of Kyzer, who disappeared from his home in June 2016.  Tuscaloosa Police evidence shows that Kyzer was beaten and stabbed at his home before being dumped at the Ed Stephens Road location where his remains were later found by loggers.  More coming up today at 4:10pm, 5:50pm, and 6:50pm coming up with Don Hartley on the #WildBillShow on 95.3 The Bear!

Family members posted this statement on the Facebook page Missing Emmett Kyzer:

"On behalf of myself and my family, I want to give our gratitude to everyone who has stood behind us since our nightmare with Emmett began on June 28, 2016. There are so many friends, acquaintances and even strangers that have shown care and concern since day one. I've never prayed harder for anything in my life as I have for closure with this situation. Today we finally have some closure! Clifford Sinclair Madison, who was staying at Emmett's home 2 weeks prior to his disappearance has been charged with murder. I do not have a lot of the details at this time. I can't even find the right words or enough words to give thanks to Marcus Bell with Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office. He has been the lead investigator on Emmett's case. He has maintained constant contact with me throughout this ordeal and he never gave up. He told me when this started that he would solve this and holding onto his word is what got me thru many days. From the bottom of my heart Marcus, THANK YOU!! Most of all, I am praising God because I know without him, this would not be possible. I will try to keep everyone informed on where we go from here. Thank you all so much!"