Brothers Face Charges of Concealing Death while Police Await Autopsy on Body Found Buried at Winder Residence
The autopsy was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.
UPDATE: The Pensacola News Journal reports the autopsy revealed the victim died of blunt force trauma to the head.
While the body has not been positively identified, it is believed to be that of Sean Dugas, a 30-year-old Pensacola man and a former reporter for the Pensacola News Journal.
CORRECTION: As of Tuesday afternoon, the suspects had not been formally charged, according to Chris Cooper, public information officer for the Winder Police Department.
Twin brothers are facing charges of concealing the death of another person while Winder police await the results of an autopsy on a body found buried in concrete at a Winder residence Monday afternoon, police said in a news release. Additional charges could be forthcoming.
Christopher Cormier and William Cormier, both 31, are being detained separately at the Barrow County Detention Center and the Jackson County Jail.
The investigation stems from the Winder Police Department's attempts to follow up on information involving a missing person. A white male was reported missing in Pensacola, Fla., approximately three weeks ago, and investigators there received information that the missing person was possibly heading to Winder in the company of the Cormier brothers.
According to police, the body was found in the backyard of a Winder residence on Sixth Street encased inside some type of plastic storage container with concrete. The residence is rented by the brothers' father. The father told police his sons arrived from Florida about three weeks ago. They reportedly told their father they were taking care of the missing person’s dog but ended up killing the dog and burying it in the backyard.
Winder police are awaiting autopsy results to determine the identity of the victim and a possible cause of death.
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