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UPDATE: Missing New Hope man found dead at friend’s house

P.J. Atwell

P.J. Atwell

The body of a Marion County man who’s been missing has been found.

Authorities say P.J. Atwell, 34, of New Hope went missing after friends last saw him near the Richard City community of South Pittsburg on Christmas night.  Friends and family were concerned when they weren’t able to reach Atwell and when he didn’t show up to get his paycheck at work the next day.

Family members filed a missing persons report with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department last week, and have since turned to social media for help trying to find him.

After our original report earlier, Atwell’s body was found this evening at a friend’s house.

His cause of death is still unknown and is under investigation and the family is asking for privacy during this difficult time.

 

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