- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A Waterbury man has been charged in the killing of his girlfriend, whose body was found in a closet in the couple’s apartment.

Police were called to the multi-family home around 5 p.m. Sunday, where responding officers located the body of 40-year-old Melanie Heuberger hidden in a bedroom closet in the unit.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates that Heuberger’s boyfriend, 38-year-old Adam Plaeger, strangled Heuberger after they had an argument.

Plaeger was arrested and charged with murder. He’s being held in police custody on a $1 million bond.

It’s unclear whether Plaeger has retained a lawyer who could comment.

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