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Carpendale woman charged in January murder of Frostburg man

September 14th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports a West Virginia woman was charged Thursday in the Jan. 4 death of a Frostburg man found naked in the Savage River Forest in Garrett County. Megan Virginia Shaffer, 21, of Carpendale, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and assisting another to commit or attempt to commit suicide. Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch announced the charges in a news release issued. According to the press release:

The charges are result of an investigation by the homicide unit of the Maryland State Police.

"Shaffer and Alexander Arthur Stevens, 24, Frostburg, were reported missing in the Savage River State Forest late on January 4, 2017. While efforts were underway by Natural Resources Police and other emergency responders to locate the pair, Shaffer made a '911' call to authorities to provide her location," the release states. "With the assistance of the MSP helicopter, Stevens’s body was located in the State Forest a short while later. In June, it was reported that the Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of Stevens a homicide."

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