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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