PLYMOUTH (CBS) – The body found in Plymouth Monday afternoon has been identified as a Mashpee man who went missing earlier this month.

Investigators say 64-year-old Raymond Perry suffered “blunt force trauma to the head” and “cutting wounds to the neck.” His death has been ruled a homicide.

Perry was reported missing December 1. Officials said before he was reported missing, Perry had not been seen or heard from for several days.

Raymond Perry (WBZ-TV)

Perry’s remains were found in a wooded area by the Plymouth/Carver town line by a team of Mashpee Police, Plymouth Police, State Troopers and cadaver dogs.

Neighbors say Ray and his 37-year-old son Eli Perry both lived together at a home in Mashpee.

“Ray was a great guy,” said neighbor Terry Bohnenberger. “If you needed any help, or help around the yard, or if I was away and my mother was here alone he would, if I called him to check on her, he was always just a nice guy.”

“Good neighbors, both,” said Wilfer Gomez. “They have their disagreements and everything but I would never see nothing physical or anything like that, and I don’t know.”

The investigation is ongoing. Perry’s son, Eli was arrested on December 6 on a traffic violation in Plymouth. An unlicensed gun was found in his car at the time but he has not been charged with having it.

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