Skeletal remains in Elmira might belong to a man beaten to death with a frying pan

Authorities say human skeletal remains found in a rural area outside Elmira are believed to be those of a man beaten to death with a frying pan three years ago.

Elmira police tell local media outlets that 37-year-old Robert Storms on Tuesday showed investigators the field in the town of Catlin where he dumped Douglas Hubbard's body in the early spring of 2009.

Storms had pleaded guilty earlier Tuesday in Chemung County Court to second-degree murder. He admitted to killing the 53-year-old Hubbard by hitting him in the head with a frying pan during an argument inside Hubbard's Elmira apartment.

The remains were sent to the medical examiner's office in Rochester for positive identification

As part of his plea deal with prosecutors, Storms agreed to show police where he had hidden Hubbard's body.