Man believes Brown Co. remains are his missing daughter

Kate McGrayel has been missing for three years.

The father of a missing Indiana girl says he believes human remains found in Brown County are his daughter's.

Jim McGrayel of Nashville told the Indianapolis Star his daughter, Kate, disappeared while hiking not far from home three years ago. He said he believes his daughter died of hypothermia after napping during her hike.

The remains were found two weeks ago by mushroom hunters in a remote area of Brown County.

McGrayel said the remains were found less than a mile from the home where he lived with his ex-wife. He believes the remains are "almost certainly my daughter," but knows they could belong to someone else.

Kate McGrayel was 26 when she disappeared. A Facebook page has been created to gather information about her disappearance.