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Remains found in vacant lot belong to Gainesville man, police said
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Gainesville firefighters enter a crime scene Friday afternoon where remains were found in a vacant lot at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Dorsey Street. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gainesville Police Department and Gainesville Fire Department worked for several hours to remove the remains and collect evidence. - photo by Erin O. Smith

The human remains found Friday in a vacant Gainesville lot have been identified as a Gainesville man, police said.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said the remains were of Ricky Sealey, 58.

Sealey had been reported missing, Holbrook said.

Police did not release any further information, as authorities await further results from an autopsy.

Officers discovered the remains around 2 p.m. Friday at a lot on Jesse Jewell Parkway at Dorsey Street.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case.

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