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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

Body Of Journalist Found Encased In Concrete

Source: Sky News

Body Of Journalist Found Encased In Concrete

The body of a former crime journalist is discovered in a concrete-filled container some 400 miles from his Florida home.

12:39pm UK, Saturday 13 October 2012

The body of a former crime reporter has been found encased in concrete in a back garden.

Police say the remains of 30-year-old Sean Dugas were discovered in a plastic storage container filled with concrete in Winder, Georgia, 400 miles from his Florida home.

The container had been buried 2ft below the surface, according to detectives.

Mr Dugas, who worked at the Pensacola News Journal for five years, was reported missing on September 13. His friends had not heard from him since August 27.


Read more: http://news.sky.com/story/997230/body-of-journalist-found-encased-in-concrete

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #1
Suich Oct 2012 #2
villager Oct 2012 #6
hootinholler Oct 2012 #3
Cha Oct 2012 #4
Ash_F Oct 2012 #11
cindyperry2010 Oct 2012 #5
madrchsod Oct 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Oct 2012 #8
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #9
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:24 PM

1. Sean Dugas, crime reporter, ID'ed as body found encased in cement

Sean Dugas, crime reporter, ID'ed as body found encased in cement

Sean Dugas, a former Florida reporter, was found buried in a Georgia backyard in a concrete slab.

Talia Ralph October 13, 2012 13:23

Sean Dugas, a former crime reporter for The Pensacola News Journal, was ID'ed as the body found buried in a Georgia backyard encased in concrete in a plastic container.

Dugas, 30, had been missing since August 27, CNN reported. He was identified by a forensic pathologist using dental and facial bone CT scans and surgically implanted dental hardware serial numbers, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

"It's a little hard to wrap your head around it," said Kris Wernowsky, who sat next to Dugas for about three years while working at the Pensacola News Journal, the Associated Press reported. "I've worked there for so many years and covered many things in Florida. You never would have thought you would go to a website and click on a story about someone you know. ... It's heartbreaking."

Twin brothers, 31-year-olds William and Christopher Cormier, have been charged with the journalist's murder by blunt force trauma. The two had initially been charged with concealment of a death.

More:
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/sean-dugas-crime-reporter-found-encased-cement



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:30 PM

2. Gruesome...

Was Dugas doing a story on the Cormier brothers?

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Response to Suich (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:35 PM

6. Or on Bush/Cheney election fraud?


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:18 PM

3. wonder how he was discovered? n/t



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Response to hootinholler (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 06:52 PM

4. That would be the burning question! nm

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:05 AM

11. The alleged killers knew him and were reported clearing out his house.

When asked about it, they told a neighbor he was going to move in with them which was a lie. That is a pretty solid lead to justify going over their residence with a fine tooth comb. The article I read didn't say if dogs were used but it can be assumed. They would find a body in concrete.

In short, police work. What I would like to know is what was the motive? They appeared to be friends. Have these two killed before?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 07:05 PM

5. Wow

that is awful

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:00 PM

7. wow...someone wanted him dead and never found

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:11 PM

8. R.i.p.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 09:02 PM

9. William Cormier, Christopher Cormier charged with murder

William Cormier, Christopher Cormier charged with murder
10:38 PM, Oct 10, 2012

News video.

By Eden Godbee

WINDER, Ga. (11Alive) - The Cormier twins are now charged with murder following the discovery of a body encased in concrete in the backyard of their father's house according to Winder Police.

Police from Pensacola, Fla., said Tuesday they were working with Winder Police to determine if the body of a man discovered encased in concrete was that of a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal.

Winder Police discovered the body encased in a concrete slab in the backyard of a Winder home Monday afternoon. The body was found at a home in the 200 block of 6th Avenue after receiving a tip from Pensacola Police.

An autopsy performed on the body revealed that the person died from "blunt force trauma to the back of the head." The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner declared the man's death a homicide and estimated that the victim died approximately one month before his body was found.

More:
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/342561/28/William-Cormier-Christopher-Cormier-charged-with-murder

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Body Encased in Concrete Identified as Fla. Man
By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press
DECATUR, Ga. October 13, 2012 (AP)

Authorities on Friday identified the body of a man who was found entombed in concrete in the backyard of a northeast Georgia home.

The man has been identified as Sean Dugas, 30, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner's office. The body was found Monday encased in a plastic storage container filled with concrete.

Authorities this week charged twin brothers Christopher and William Cormier, 31, with murder in the death of Dugas, a former newspaper reporter in Pensacola, Fla. The Cormier brothers are also charged with concealing death.

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Police said Dugas had been reported missing and was last heard from on Aug. 27, when he made plans to have lunch with a friend the next day.

When the friend went to pick him up for the meal, he wasn't home. After trying unsuccessfully for days to reach Dugas, the friend went back to his house on Sept. 7 to find it empty. Neighbors told her a U-Haul truck had been there Sept. 3 and they saw at least one man removing things.

More:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/body-encased-concrete-identified-fla-man-17468478


Police grapple with mystery of Florida man’s body found in concrete slab in Georgia

~snip~

What is clear is that Dugas and the Cormier twins were associated through a comic shop in Pensacola, and all three played the fantasy card game “Magic: The Gathering.” Beyond that, the facts are sketchy and fairly strange.

Weeks before he disappeared in September, friends reported that Dugas, who was a reporter for the Pensacola News-Journal from 2005 to 2010, was beaten up at a party.

“He showed up to the comic book shop, apparently, and he’d always had this big, crazy beard,” said Panter, “but the beard was shaved off. He had a huge knot on his jaw, his jaw was wired shut.”

The person who beat Dugas up in that incident was arrested and charged with battery, but then, weeks later, Dugas failed to meet a friend for an arranged lunch date.

Raw Story (http://s.tt/1pI1u)
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/10/police-grapple-with-mystery-of-florida-mans-body-found-in-concrete-slab-in-georgia/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:12 PM

10. No positive ID on former PNJ reporter Dugas, but service planned

No positive ID on former PNJ reporter Dugas, but service planned
9:52 PM, Oct 11, 2012

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The twin brothers accused of killing a Pensacola man and burying him in a plastic box lived in several Georgia towns as well as Pensacola over the past decade.

Christopher and William Cormier, 31, were formally charged on Wednesday with the murder of the man believed to be former Pensacola News Journal reporter Sean Dugas. They are being held without bond in separate Georgia jails.

Dugas is believed to have died in early or mid-September from blows to the back of his head.

The Cormiers were detained Monday after police in Winder, Ga., about 55 miles northeast of Atlanta, unearthed a body partially submerged in concrete in a plastic container in their father’s backyard.

More:
http://www.pnj.com/article/20121012/NEWS01/310120015/Service-planned-for-Sean-Dugas-former-PNJ-reporter-likely-found-dead-in-Winder-Ga-by-suspects-Cormier-brothers?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

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