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3 Charged After Body Found in Central Missouri

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Three central Missouri residents face charges accusing them of moving a body found earlier this week in a wooded area.

Court records show that 52-year-old Susan G. Nicolazzo, of Russellville, 28-year-old Levi Holder of Henley and 41-year-old Bobby Kirchner of Russellville were charged Wednesday with one count each of abandonment of a corpse.

Authorities said Samantha Rhein's body was found earlier this week in a wooded area southeast of Russellville. Autopsy results are pending.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1IZoaxy) the probable cause statement says each suspect knew the victim was dead and helped move her body to another location.

The three defendants are being held in the Cole County Jail on $100,000 bond. Online court documents don't list lawyers for any of the three people charged.

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