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Bridgeton man charged with murder after police find woman's body on riverbank

Bridgeton man charged with murder after police find woman's body on riverbank

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Bridgeton police

BRIDGETON — A city man was charged with murder Friday after police found the body of a local woman on the bank of the Cohansey River.

About 8 a.m., officers responded to a former commercial property in the 100 block of Grove Street after receiving a 911 tip, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. After searching the area, officers found the body of 37-year-old Tracy L. Dubois, of Rogers Avenue.

Patrick Spann, 39, with a last known address on Bank Street, also was charged with desecration of human remains, tampering with physical evidence and other related charges on warrants signed by Detective Dan Bagley.

He was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

Police did not release a motive for the killing, as the investigation is ongoing, but have indicated Spann and Dubois were acquaintances.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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