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Posted: Friday, 25 October 2013 8:00AM

Man charged with murder of eastern Ky. woman



HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky man has been charged with murder in the death of woman whose body was found alongside a highway a week after she went missing.

Kentucky State Police say they arrested 37-year-old Gary W. Ward of Meally in Johnson County on Thursday after a grand jury indicted him in the death of 34-year-old Christina Barnett. Her burned body was found in September in Knott County. Ward also faces charges of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

He was taken to the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard. It was unclear whether Ward has an attorney.

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Locations : Eastern KentuckyHazardJohnson CountyKentuckyKnott County
People : Christina BarnettGary W. Ward
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