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    GA - Cesar, 32, & Israel Portillo, 27, Clarke County, 18 April 2007

    The bodies of two unidentified men were found in a manhole Friday at a subdivision under construction in western Clarke County, Athens-Clarke police said.

    Authorities are investigating the deaths as homicides, according to police.

    The bodies were to be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation State Crime Lab in Decatur for autopsies, scheduled for this morning, police said.

    There were no obvious signs of foul play, police said, but the way the bodies were disposed of point to murder.

    More at link:
    http://onlineathens.com/stories/0512...70512036.shtml

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    looks like you have to register in order to use that link. Everytime I click on it it takes me to a sign in/register page. I wonder how long they had been there.
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    Evanescence
    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=106164

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    Both men have now been identified, but their identities are not being released until their next of kin(s) have been notified.

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    Were the names and/or cause of death ever released?
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    Evanescence
    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=106164

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    Their names were printed on morning, but I can only post in the afternoon. I saw the story on the Athens Banner-Herald site one morning, but it was pulled by the time I got home that afternoon. I haven't seen the information "re-released." (The article I saw totally disappeared--it's as if it never existed!)

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    Thank you Pandora, that's so frustrating!
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    Evanescence
    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=106164

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    Identified

    http://onlineathens.com/stories/0518...l#.VuJg8jZlm8o

    I found this article which identified the two men, brothers. More at link.
    Last edited by OkieGranny; 03-11-2016 at 02:09 AM. Reason: fixed link

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    Thanks, Gmommy!

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    Thank you Gmommy, I was really curious about these two.
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
    Evanescence
    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=106164


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    From July 2009:

    http://onlineathens.com/stories/0705...l#.VuJgCzZlm8o

    Now, two years after the grisly discovery, Athens-Clarke police Chief Jack Lumpkin says he knows the why, but may never know who pulled the trigger.

    During a recent community meeting, Lumpkin revealed for the first time that the men had been executed, probably at the orders of a drug cartel...

    He compared the murders of the Guatemalan brothers to the 2000 execution-style slayings of two Hispanic brothers-in-law, whose bodies were found by hikers on the Cook's Trail portion of the North Oconee River Greenway.



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