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Md. Man Arrested in Death of Woman Found in Creek

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PALMER PARK, Md. — Prince George’s County police say they’ve arrested a man in the killing of a woman whose body was found in a creek last month.

Thirty-one-year-old Joseph Foster Jones of Capitol Heights was taken into custody on Friday.

He’s accused in the death of 22-year-old Shavon Phillips, whose decomposed remains were found Aug. 1 in a bag in a Fort Washington creek. The death was ruled a homicide two weeks later.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Jones had a lawyer.

Police expect to release more details about the case at a news conference at police headquarters Friday evening.

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