The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Medical Examiner's Office in Decatur today confirmed that the remains found beneath a concrete slab in Winder on Monday are those of former Florida newspaper reporter Sean Dugas.
"A GBI forensic pathologist used dental and facial bone CT scans and surgically implanted dental hardware serial numbers to make the identification," states a GBI press release issued Friday afternoon. "The dental records used were obtained through the assistance of the Pensacola Police Department."
The identification of the Pensacola man's remains took four days because of the condition of the body. A crime lab autopsy on Tuesday determined the time of death as a month ago.
The cause of death was blunt-force trauma to the back of Dugas' head. Two suspects in the killing — twin brothers William Joseph Cormier III and Christopher Lynn Cormier — are in two area jails facing charges of murder and concealing the death of another.
The GBI is continuing to assist the Winder Police Department in the investigation. Winder police discovered the body during a search of the yard of a home the suspects' father is renting on Sixth Avenue just west of downtown.