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Mother charged with murder in death of 8-year-old daughter

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(KMOV) – More charges have been filed against a mother accused of killing her 8-year-old daughter.

Mary Zumwalt-Jophlin, 28, has been charged with 1st Degree Murder. She had already been charged with concealment of a homicide and obstruction of justice.

Police Chief Jeff Tharp says Alexus Smothers’ body was found in July hidden inside her home on East Oak Street.

Tharp says the child was reported missing before the body was found.

Zumwalt-Jophlin is being detained in the Franklin County Jail.

 

 

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