Mexican authorities have confirmed the death of a New Yorker who had been road tripping to the World Cup in Brazil earlier this year. Genetic testing results have matched the remains of a dismembered body found in southern Mexico are those of Harry Devert, 33, a stock trader from Pelham, NY.

Devert went missing in January and was last known to be driving his motorcycle from the Mexican state of Michoacan, headed for the Pacific coast city of Zihuatanejo. The Daily News reports that Devert's remains were found near his green Kawasaki bike. Devert's intended route would have led him through one of the most dangerous parts of southern Mexico.

The AP notes that Devert's motorcycle and remains were found earlier this month, roughly 16 miles from Zihuatanejo, and that the case has been turned over to federal prosecutors—a move which might indicate the involvement of organized gang activity.

According to Vice, Devert's remains were found in two plastic bags, and unspecified amounts of both marijuana and cocaine were also discovered nearby. Vice also reports that Devert told loved ones his trip was being delayed by "crazy military stuff" not long before he disappeared.

Devert had been an avid traveler and regularly updated his blog, A New Yorker Travels.