UPDATE: State Medical Examiner confirms the body found at 4069 Soutter Ave. is that of Christopher Bagley, and announce the cause of death as "sharp force injuries".

The Linn County Sheriff's office reports that an ongoing investigation on a property at 4069 Soutter Ave SE in Cedar Rapids this week has resulted in the discovery of buried human remains.

Family confirms it is the body of 31-year-old Christopher Bagley, according to KCRG. "It is with heartfelt sorrow the Bagley family has to announce that the body of Chris has been found", Bagley's father Stewart said in a statement.

Linn County Sheriff's Office

The remains have been taken to Ankeny for autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's office for official confirmation. There is no danger to the public and the investigation continues. Reports surfaced of Bagley's disappearance after he left his home December 13.

Anyone with more information that could aid in the investigation is encouraged to call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 319-892-6100 or email LCSO.Criminal@linncounty.org.

We will keep you posted on this developing story.

[Via KCRG/KCRG/Linn County Sheriff's Office Press Release]