Missouri man admits leaving woman’s body in box

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 7:51 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A northwest Missouri man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman whose body was left in a box on a rural road.

Fifty-one-year-old Martin Williams also pleaded guilty Monday to abandonment of a corpse in the death of 35-year-old Tangela Ann Fisher of St. Joseph.

Her body was found on a rural Platte County road in mid-September.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports Williams told the court Fisher died after overdosing on meth. He and 31-year-old Juan Naranjo stashed her body for two days before dumping it.

Williams will be sentenced in February.

Naranjo pleaded guilty last week to hindering prosecution of a felony and possession of a controlled substance. He also is being held for illegally entering the country and is likely to be deported.

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