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Missing Reporter Believed Found; Buried In Concrete

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Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (Credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (Credit: John Li/Getty Images)

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Winder, GA – Sean Dugas, 30, a former writer for the Pensacola News Journal has been missing since late August and it looks like the mystery may be solved. Authorities in Winder, Georgia believe they have found the body of the missing scribe stuffed into a plastic tub and encased in a concrete slab. Using a tattoo and various other methods, authorities belive they will have a positive identification of the victim in short order.

Dugas was reported missing by a friend when he failed to appear for an appointment. When she returned to the house he’d been staying in a few days later, all that was left were a few items. Two men, Christopher and William Cormier, also lived at the residence and were known to be friends of Dugas’. The twin brothers, 31, have been arrested for concealing a death after the body was found buried on their property. They are currently being held at seperate jails in Georgia.

Officials say that the victim died of blunt force trauma to the skull.

Those who were close to the dreadlocked and bearded journalist remeber him fondly. Pensacola News Journal Executive Editor Dick Schneider said of Dugas, “Those who knew Sean will remember him as a unique soul. It was that soul, that spirit, that gave him a fresh look on a story and provided a different viewpoint. Once you met Sean, once you came to know him, you never forgot him. In fact, say his name and you can’t help but smile.”

Read more about this case from pnj.com here.

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