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Remains Identified as Missing Army Veteran Brian Orolin

Remains found in Harris County, Texas have been positively identified as those of missing Army veteran Brian Orolin, who disappeared in November 2014.

According to officials with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, the remains were discovered the day after Christmas 2015 and took several weeks to identify.

The cause and manner of death are still pending.

Donna Orolin, Brian's wife, confirmed the news late Wednesday on the 'Help Find Brian Orolin' Facebook page.

"The search for missing Army Veteran, SPC Brian Orolin, has come to an end," she posted. "I would appreciate your continued prayers for my 2 young daughters and I, as we begin our journey to mourn from his loss and for my 2 girls to grow up without their Dad. We would appreciate your respect for our privacy at this time."

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Brian vanished on Tuesday, November 19, 2014 from the family's house in The Woodlands, Texas. Donna told Dateline in May 2015 that the couple got in a small argument before she headed to a church event. "And that was the last time I saw him. I haven't gotten to talk to him or tell him I love him since."

Very few clues were ever uncovered in Brian's disappearance. Brenda Paradise, a private investigator working with the family, told Dateline last year that Brian had previously attempted suicide and had been suffering from PTSD since his tour overseas. "Brian had gone through so much," Paradise told Dateline

Since her husband's disappearance, Donna has been working with several groups that help others suffering from the same circumstances that have affected her life. "People need to know they aren't alone," Donna said. "None of us are alone in this, and I want people to know if they are a veteran or know a veteran who needs help, reach out. You aren't alone."