He's been gone for more than 20 years.
Now D-N-A tests link bones to a missing teenager from Barton.
Eli Vanderpool Junior disappeared after leaving a party in Smithboro Pennsylvania.
That was back in 1985.
Just a year and a half ago, leg bones were found by a canoeist, along the Susquehanna River near Wysox.
Patricia Vanderpool says recent tests link those bones to her missing son.
It's still unknown how the 17-year-old ended up in the river, and if foul play was involved.
His mother says Eli can now get a proper burial, once his family gets back the remains.
Tioga County detectives will meet with Pennsylvania police in the coming weeks to discuss evidence in the case.