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Police await autopsy in woman’s beheading

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported Tuesday that 46-year-old Leo Kwaske is charged with felony murder, mutilation of a dead body and first-degree home invasion in Shirley Meeks’ slaying.

Meeks’ body was found Saturday. Her head also was found.

Police said Kwaske was Meeks’ neighbor. He was arrested Saturday night in a parking lot at their apartment complex. He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.

Police said they do not believe Weeks and Kwaske shared any relationship outside of being neighbors.

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