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Where is Dawn Viens? No Body Found at Restaurant

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The search for the body of Dawn Viens continues, but the dig at her husband's Lomita restaurant is over. Last night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced their Homicide investigators and the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Special Operations Recovery Team have concluded their excavation at the eating establishment, and that the body of Dawn Viens is not buried at the location.

Tuesday, Viens' husband David confessed during questioning that he was involved in his wife's murder. Dawn Viens has been missing since October 2009. After months of investigation, David Viens was recently deemed a suspect, and was arrested in the hospital for the crime after he fled authorities by jumping off a cliff.

The LASD say they have no further information on the case--or the whereabouts of the remains of Dawn Viens--at this time.