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State police detectives were awaiting results of an autopsy. DNA tests may be needed to confirm whether the body was that of Kitty Wardwell, who was last seen with her on-again, off-again boyfriend Frank Julian.

The storage unit was rented in 1992 by Julian, who died Oct. 1. In 1983, he occasionally lived with Wardwell 100 miles away in Holden.

Julian told police in New Hampshire that he last saw Wardwell after an argument that June, when he dropped her off at a motel in Salem, N.H., before returning to Maine, police said. She was reported missing the following month by a close friend.


2 teens in custody in school shooting

FAYETTEVILLE — Authorities say two teenagers were taken into custody Monday night in the shooting of a 15-year-old North Carolina student who was wounded in the neck with what appeared to be a small-caliber bullet during a lunch period outside her high school.

Cumberland County Sheriff Earl Butler said at a news conference Monday night that the two suspects were students at Cape Fear High School. He said they were questioned and would be charged. He said the weapon used and bullet casings were recovered.

The sheriff also said both teens participated in the shooting.

Sheriff Butler said Catilyn Abercrombie was in stable condition after surgery.


Mother pleads guilty in virginity-sale case

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman accused of trying to sell her 13-year-old daughter’s virginity has pleaded guilty to forcing the girl to model for men in her underwear.

The 33-year-old woman made the plea Monday in Salt Lake City to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

She also faced two counts of aggravated sex abuse of a child, but prosecutors dropped those charges in exchange for her plea. She faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing Dec. 5.

Authorities say she had her daughter model in underwear for a man to whom she was offering to sell the girl’s virginity for $10,000. She also took cellphone pictures of the girl and sent them to another man.

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