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Missing Man Found Dead, Cause Undetermined

A cause of death has yet to be released but a body later identified as that of Aaron Bradley DeWitt was found on Feb. 17 by coon hunters in the Sugar Creek area near Sugar Grove.

DeWitt was identified through dental records according to a Facebook post on the Logan County Sheriff’s Office page.

DeWitt, 35, was reported missing to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office’s Jan.10. DeWitt had last been seen in the vicinity of the area where the body was located Logan County Sheriff Steve Smith said.

Smith said the amount of decomposition made determining a cause of death a matter for the State Medical Examiner. Smith stated it was uncertain when a determination would be released.

DeWitt had not been seen since leaving his home on Jan. 10, according to published reports. Search teams from the Logan, Sebastian and Franklin County sought for DeWitt after he was reported missing.

DeWitt missed a Jan. 17 scheduled court appearance and a failure to appear warrant was issued for his arrest by 15th Judicial District Judge Jerry Don Ramey.

At that time, defense attorney John Irwin said he understood the court’s decision but added “there is more than what it appears.”

According to court documents, four of eight charges DeWitt was facing are felonies and four are misdemeanors. Charges were officially filed on Aug. 30 of 2012.

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