- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A man has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of a 20-year-old college student whose body was found in a park a week after she was reported missing.

Essex County prosecutors announced the arrest of Khalil Wheeler-Weaver on Wednesday. His bail was set at $1 million and it wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney.

The 20-year-old Orange man is also charged with disturbing human remains in the death of Sarah Butler. The Montclair woman was reported missing Nov. 23 and her body was found eight days later in the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange.

Prosecutors say the two were “acquainted” and encountered each other in Orange on Nov. 22. They didn’t say how the two knew each other, but said there’s no evidence they were dating.

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