Man missing since May found dead in Russell County

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Members of law enforcement confirm to News 3 a local man thought to be missing since mid-May was found dead Sunday afternoon.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor confirms 49-year-old Sam Hewitt, Jr. and his 2016 black GMC Sierra K-1500 truck were found on property belonging to the Hewitt family. He says no foul play is suspected.

Hewitt was last seen May 18 on store surveillance video.

Coroner Arthur Sumbry, Jr. confirms Hewitt’s body is on the way for an autopsy, after which more information will be released.

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