The body recovered in East Otto has been confirmed to be missing person Rudy Ray Rockett. 

The body was recovered May 19 in East Otto State Forest. 

Rockett, 64, of Redondo Beach, Calif. , went missing from Ransomville on April 29. Family members contacted law enforcement when Rockett never made his flight or arrived in California. 

Sheriff’s investigators searched the East Otto area based on information obtained by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. 

Autopsy results are pending. The case is being treated as a homicide.