Body found Tuesday confirmed to be missing man, Willie Pugh - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Body found Tuesday confirmed to be missing man, Willie Pugh

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51-year-old Willie Dickerson (Source: Barbour County Sheriff's Office) 51-year-old Willie Dickerson (Source: Barbour County Sheriff's Office)
BARBOUR COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Barbour County Sheriff Leroy Upshaw has confirmed the body found Tuesday is the body of a missing man.

Willie Pugh, 27, went missing nearly two weeks ago under suspicious circumstances.

Wednesday night the home of 51-year-old Willie Dickerson, a person of interest in this case, was intentionally set on fire and has been ruled arson, according to authorities.

[Read: Barbour County: Suspicious fire may be linked to murder]

They say they were able to still get evidence, and an investigation into the murder continues.

Dickerson is currently in the Houston County Jail on unrelated charges.

An autopsy on Pugh did indicate he died as a result of foul play. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 334-775-1103.

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