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Suspect captured in 2016 slaying; body was found in Jesse Jewell vacant lot
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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

A Gainesville man is accused of fighting another man at the Jesse Jewell Parkway Krystal in Gainesville and then killing him and concealing his body, according to court documents.

Michael Anthony Dean, 34, was charged with murder in the death of Ricky Lee Sealey, 58.

Sealey was reported missing on Aug. 22, 2016, and Gainesville Police found his remains Sept. 2, 2016, in a vacant lot on Jesse Jewell Parkway near El Taco Veloz.

According to the warrant, Dean is accused of “meeting Sealey, fighting with him and then concealing his body” Aug. 17, 2016 on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

Dean was arrested in New Jersey and brought back to Hall County Sunday, Jan. 27.

He remains in the Hall County Jail.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook and Hall County Coroner Marion Merck did not have immediate access to information about the cause of death.

Magistrate Court officials said Dean had requested a public defender, though one had not yet been assigned.

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