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Man charged, stuffed murdered neighbor in duffel bag

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police in Philadelphia have arrested a 22-year-old man in the killing of a city art school graduate whose body was discovered in a duffel bag.

They say robbery was the apparent motive.

The suspect, Jeremiah Jakson, is charged with murder, robbery and other counts in the death of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.

Authorities say she was beaten and strangled, and her hands and feet bound, before being stuffed in a duffel bag that was found in a vacant lot Monday.

Police say the victim had just moved into a rooming house where Jakson was also living. They say she apparently had a previous encounter with him that had made her uncomfortable and was in the process of moving out.

 

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