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Body found in septic tank off highway K in Francois County identified as missing Cape man

Jul 26, 2013 -- 3:42pm

The remains of a man found in a St. Francois County septic tank on Thursday are confirmed to be a  missing man from Cape Girardeau, according to Coroner Jim Coplin.38 year old Sam “Tick” Francis was declared missing 7 months ago. Coplin tells KZIM KSIM the death is being investigated as a homicide. He says the body was idenfied through dental records and tattoos.His remains were found on a property Thursday morning in a septic tank off Highway K. Further test will determine cause of death.  Francis was last seen mid December 2012 and several different law enforcement agencies were looking for him. 

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