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The Gadsden Police Department (GPD), with the help of the FBI, identified remains found in the Coosa River in Gadsden in January as a man who went missing nearly 40 years ago.

According to WVTM, the remains were identified as Alan Livingston, who was last seen by a co-worker at the now-closed Goodyear Plant in April 1983, driving a brown 1984 Bronco.

After he confessed to a Texas murder months later, William Roth Jr. admitted to killing a man in Gadsden but never went into detail about what happened. He is now a suspect in Livingston's murder.

The police received a report in January after a scuba diver working on another missing person case found Livingston's car in the river.

The FBI searched the area and found skeletal remains as well as Livingston's clothes, driver's license, social security card and Goodyear I.D. card.

GPD contacted Livingston's sister, who now lives in Ohio, to offer closure.

Roth received a life sentence for the Texas murder and lives in a nursing home in San Antonio on his deathbed.

Police told WVTM that he will not likely be sentenced for Livingston's murder.

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