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Two charged after body found in car trunk

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Two Parkersburg men are accused of putting a woman's body in a vehicle trunk and leaving it at a car wash.

Parkersburg police tell media outlets that 42-year-old Arthur Allen Thorton and 34-year-old Victor Lee Thompson are both charged with concealing a deceased human body and conspiracy.

Police found the body of 25-year-old Brandy Marie Adams in the truck of her car at the car wash Thursday evening.

Police say Adams died at Meadowview Trailer Park. The suspects are accused of putting her body in the trunk of her car and taking it to the car wash.

Police say the use of illegal drugs contributed to Adams death. The body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy.


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