The 38 year old's body was found last week in Minneapolis.
Joseph Paul Bobo of St. Paul was 31.
The remains were found in mid-July, but an identity has only just been confirmed.
The discovery was made on Thursday morning.
He was found by a passerby.
It follows the disappearance of a man in North Dakota.
Officers were "overcome by the stench of decay."
The body has not yet been identified.