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MURDER SUSPECT HELD ON $250,000 BAIL

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The 25-year-old man charged with murdering an unidentified woman found buried in a shallow grave near Frederiksted on Monday is being held on $250,000 bail.
Marvin Dominguez appeared in Territorial Court Wednesday to hear the first-degree murder charge levied against him. While police officials have not identified the victim, it is believed she is Dominguez’s former girlfriend, Patricia Ann Haumacher. Her family in New Jersey reported her missing on Nov. 9.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim pending positive identification through dental records. St. Croix Medical Examiner Dr. William Fogarty said the woman was killed by manual strangulation and had been dead for one to two months.
Acquaintances of Dominguez and the woman said she was last seen around Oct. 8. Her parents apparently filed a missing person report on the mainland after not hearing from their daughter for more than a month.
After the woman's disappearance, Dominguez told the acquaintances she had moved back to the mainland.
Between the time she disappeared and the discovery of the body on Monday, the acquaintances said Dominguez told them about a "garden" he had planted in his yard. They also said they played Frisbee in the area of the shallow grave where the body was found.

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