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Remains Found in Septic Tank Identified as Missing Sun Valley Man

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George Webster George Webster
1972 Dodge similar to car owned by Webster at time of disappearance 1972 Dodge similar to car owned by Webster at time of disappearance
James Calvin Green, a.k.a. "Cowboy"  (1983) James Calvin Green, a.k.a. "Cowboy" (1983)
Authorities say remains found in a residential septic tank north of Virginia City in August 2013 are those of George Benson Webster, who went missing more than 30 years ago.

Authorities say the home's owners found his remains during a routine check of the septic tank in 2013. Investigators said they traced the serial number on a medallion found to a fraternal organization. Based on that, Storey County detectives made contact with the organization and determined the medallion was registered to Webster.

The Sun Valley man was 32 when his now-deceased mother reported him missing in 1980. Based on the existing missing person report, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office began a joint investigation with the Storey County Sheriff's Office.
During a press conference Thursday morning, Washoe County Undersheriff Tim Kuzanek said they got a tip in 1986 that Webster was killed and dumped in a septic tank in Reno, but it didn't pan out.
Webster apparently died from a blow to the head. Storey County Sheriff Gerald Antinoro determined the manner of death as homicide.

Detectives are trying to find anyone who knew him or another Sun Valley man of interest who's also dead, Calvin "Cowboy" Green.

At the time of his disapperance, Webster owned a 1972 Dodge four-door station wagon that was beige in color. That vehicle has not been found and could be pertinent to the investigation.

Webster was an avid outdoorsman, gunsmith, knife maker and auto mechanic. He worked for a local business named 'McBride's' as a mechanic ane was also involved in the Mountain Man Society.

He was also a decorated Vietnam Veteran who received the National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal, twice received the Bronze Star that is awarded for heroism, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone, and a Navy Unit Commendation for his military service.

Sheriff Antinoro has said that the current residents of the home where the remains were found do not appear to be involved in the case, as the remains are older than they have lived in the home.

If you have any information, call Washoe County Detective Joshua Palmer at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or text your tip 847411 or go online to Your call will remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward. 

(The Associated Press also contributed to this report.)
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