Authorities are checking to see if a body found near the Aroostook River is the remains of 42 year old Tela Hart.
Hart has been missing since the fall of 2005.
A number of large searches were conducted, but authorities haven’t been able to determine what happened to her.
The discovery of the body might change that.
Officials say it was badly decomposed, but they’ll use clothing and jewelry found on the body to help determine the persons identity.
DNA samples have also been taken to help in the investigation.