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Tampa woman's body found in Ga. river; Plant City man arrested


Published:   |   Updated: July 6, 2013 at 11:22 PM

MCRAE, Ga. - A Plant City man is charged with killing a Tampa woman whose body was found in the Ocmulgee River in Georgia.

Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson announced today that the victim has been identified as 64-year-old Judy Larue Morrow of Tampa. She had been shot in the head.

The sheriff said 25-year-old Joshua Lamar Helton of Plant City was taken into custody Friday on a murder warrant. He said Helton had known Morrow and her family for some time and they had once been neighbors.

Fisherman found the woman's body near a boat landing Thursday morning.

Helton is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail without bail.

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