Police say human remains found in Saint John last month are those of a Rothesay, N.B. man reported missing more than four years ago.

Scott Arthur Taylor was last seen on Dec. 2, 2011 in Saint John. The 24-year-old man was reported missing by his family two days later.

A mountain biker found human remains in a wooded area off the Old Black River Road, near Bayside Drive extension, on May 7.

An autopsy was conducted and police say the remains are those of Taylor.

They believe he has been deceased since December 2011 and they are investigating his death as suspicious.

The RCMP’s major crime unit, the Saint John Police Force and the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force have created a joint investigative team and are investigating Taylor's disappearance and death.  

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact police.