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Police: Body found in concrete could be Fla. newspaper reporter

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Police believe a body found encased in concrete in a Winder backyard may be that of a missing former Florida newspaper reporter. Police believe a body found encased in concrete in a Winder backyard may be that of a missing former Florida newspaper reporter.
WINDER, Ga. -

Police in Winder confirm they're looking into the possibility that the body found buried in concrete in a man's backyard is that of a former Florida newspaper reporter.  On Monday, investigators found a man's body buried in a plastic container and encased in concrete, and they have since charged two twin brothers with concealing it.  

Pensacola, Fla. police say they are in the process of working with authorities in Winder to determine if it was 30-year-old Sean Dugas' body that was discovered.  Police received a report that Dugas, a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal, had not been heard from since August 27 when he talked with a friend by phone.

The 31-year-old brothers who have been charged, William and Christopher Cormier, are the sons of the man who lives in the house where the body was found.  Their father, William Cormier, tells FOX 5 he has been devastated—both by the discovery of the body, and the fact that his two sons are believed to have been involved.  

An autopsy was performed on the body Tuesday, and authorities said the victim died of blunt force trauma.  They have not positively identified the body yet, and they say they'll use finger prints, a tattoo and dental records to do that.

Cormier told FOX 5 that whether or not his sons are involved, he has to believe that if they were, they simply panicked and did the wrong thing.  He said they told him several weeks ago they were burying a dog in the backyard.

Cormier said Dugas has been a longtime friend of his sons.

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