Sean Dugas, seen here during an assignment for the Pensacola News Journal, was reported missing in September. Police suspect Dugas is the man found buried in Georgia on Monday.
Pensacola, Florida (PNJ) -- Remains found buried in Winder, Ga., may be a Pensacola man missing since August.
Two detectives from the Pensacola Police Department are in Winder today working with authorities to identify a man found buried in a yard and encased in concrete.
Officials believe the body to be that of Sean Dugas, 30, of Pensacola. Dugas had not been heard from since Aug. 27 when he talked with a female friend by phone, according to the Pensacola Police Department.
Dugas, a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal, and the friend planned to go to lunch that day, but when she arrived at his house to pick him up, he wasn't home, said Capt. David Alexander of the Pensacola Police. He was reported missing Sept. 13.
An autopsy is being conducted today on the remains found Monday.
Pensacola twins Christopher and William Cormier, 31, were both charged with concealing a death. Christopher Cormier is being held in Barrow County Jail. William Cormier is in Jackson County Jail.
Pensacola police today explained the circumstances of Dugas' disappearance and their involvement in the case.
Alexander said Dugas' friend reported him missing Sept. 13, after repeatedly failing to find him after their missed lunch date.
When she went to Dugas' house to get him on Aug. 27, a man who lived there told the woman Dugas was scheduled to return at 3 p.m.
The woman left a note asking him to contact her, but he didn't. She continued trying unsuccessfully to contact Dugas over the next few days. When she returned to the house Sept. 7 to check on him, the house was empty except for a television.
The woman asked neighbors if they knew what had happened to him, Alexander said. Neighbors told her a U-haul truck was there on Sept. 3 and they saw at least one man removing items from the house. Neighbors asked the man about Dugas, and the man said Dugas had been beaten and was going to live with him.
Meanwhile, the female friend continued trying to reach Dugas, and when she couldn't, she contacted police on Sept. 13. Alexander said Dugas' name was then entered into the National Crime Information Center's computer database as a missing/endangered person.
You May Also Like...
Bikini Photos: 2012 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant
Not a good idea: Woman rides on top of manatee
Sex Offender Search: Look up Florida Sex Offenders here
Yowtch! Teen accidentally shoots off his penis, testicle
PHOTOS: NFL Cheerleaders
Star Sick: Justin Bieber throws up on stage during concert
Amazing Survival: Poodle hit by car, goes on 11-mile ride in grill
Security Lapse: T-Mobile user given phone with Bucs quarterback's cell pics
PHOTOS: George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin crime scene pics
Cheerleader sex: Former Ben-Gal pleads guilty to sex with teen
Yearbook mug shot: Teen who posed in racy yearbook photos busted for underage drinking
Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club
Photos: Ex-Charlie Sheen Goddess Bree Olson
Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures
Sting: 31 pimps and prostitutes arrested (with pics)
Outrageous mug shot galleries...
Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen
Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars
Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots
Jaw droppers: Open mouth mug shots
Smilers: Happy mug shots
Laughers: What's so funny mug shots
Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots
Athletes: Professional athlete mug shots
Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots
Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots
More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries