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Samuel Francis' remains identified after being found in septic tank

4:25 PM, Jul 26, 2013   |    comments
Samuel Francis went missing December 17, 2012.
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FARMINGTON, Mo. (KSDK) - Authorities in St. Francois County identified Friday the remains of a body discovered in a septic tank at a residence off Hwy K near Bonne Terre. 

The remains were located just before noon Thursday, July 25 at an unoccupied property in rural St. Francois County, northeast of Bonne Terre.

A forensic pathologist from Farmington used dental records to identify the remains as that of 38-year-old Samuel "Tick" Francis.

Francis was last seen at a residence outside Desloge, Missouri on December 17, 2012. He was reported missing December 23.

The circumstances of Francis' disappearance and death are still being investigated.

KSDK

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