Sean Dugas, Fla. crime reporter’s body found buried in concrete, played ‘Magic: The Gathering’ with suspects
A bizarre apparent murder story that begins in Florida and ends encased in concrete buried in a Georgia backyard just feet from where children play.
A body encased in concrete and buried in a Georgia backyard has been identified as that of a former Florida journalist who went missing in August. The positive identification of 30-year-old Sean Dugas was made using dental records and facial bone CT scans, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Friday.
Dugas, a former crime reporter at the Pensacola News Journal, had been missing since August 27. William and Christopher Cormier, twin 31-year-old brothers, are charged with murder in Dugas death, according to police in Winder, Georgia, where the body was found. The brothers had earlier been charged with concealing a death in the case. More via Florida reporter – CNN.com.
Raw Story had an item up two days ago that goes into the back story quite a bit.
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.”