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October 24, 2012

Body found in shallow grave in eastern Pa.

LAKE HARMONY — State police say the death of a New Jersey man found in a shallow grave in an isolated forest in eastern Pennsylvania is being investigated as a homicide.

Police from the Fern Ridge barracks say the victim was identified Tuesday as 33-year-old Jubar Hughes of Newark, N.J.

Officials in Carbon County say a resident found the body Monday after spotting a fresh grave while on a walk.

Coroner Bruce Nalesnic ruled the death a homicide and said the body had been in the grave for less than 24 hours.

 

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