Man featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' found dead

A massive manhunt -- touched off more than a year ago when a California man is believed to have killed his family -- ended Sunday when authorities announced they'd found the man's remains.

Shane Miller, the prime suspect in the deaths of his wife and two young daughters, was recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh."

His remains were found not far from where Miller's truck was located in Petrolia, California, last year, said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. It was not immediately clear how long they had been there.

The remains were reported Friday on the banks of the Mattole River, according to a statement from the sheriff's office, and were identified through dental records.

Miller was featured in Episode 1 of "The Hunt." Authorities had been looking for him since May 2013.

On May 7, 2013, a 911 dispatcher got a call from the Miller residence. The sounds of breathing and crying, then loud bangs, could be heard before the line went dead.

When police arrived at the home, they found the bodies of Miller's wife, Sandy Miller, and the couple's two daughters -- Shelby, age 8, and Shasta, age 5 -- with multiple gunshot wounds.

Shane Miller quickly became the lead suspect in the case. After the killings, he, his truck and the family dog went missing.

Miller was later spotted by an ex-girlfriend in Petrolia, sparking the manhunt. He ditched his truck and authorities had thought he fled on foot into the mountainous forests of California's "Lost Coast."

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