BELFAST  — Police say they have found the man who mailed human remains from the Belfast, Maine, post office to the Japanese consulate in New York claiming they belonged to Japanese servicemen killed during World War II.

Belfast police say the bones were sent by a vacationer from Wakefield, Mass., who found the bones on the South Pacific island of Palau.

The name of the man was not released. He is not facing charges.

New York Police officer James Duffy tells the Bangor Daily News the sender is a 55-year-old World War II buff who took the bones as a memento from the island.

Belfast Detective Bryan Cunningham said the man knew taking the bones was wrong.

The bones, from several individuals, are being returned to the Japanese government.