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Woman Found Dead Along Newark Creek

Updated: Monday, February 25 2013, 08:01 PM EST
NEWARK -- Detectives say the body of Martha Darner was found along Raccoon Creek, and they're investigating it as a homicide.

Police received a call at around 6:00 p.m. Friday after two children playing in the area of the S.R. 79 bridge that goes over Raccoon Creek found her body near the shoreline.

Detectives at the scene say there were some abrasions to her head, and that she was only half clothed.  Now, they're trying to figure out if she may have been sexually assaulted.

Police say Darner is a 44-year-old resident of Newark.

If you have any information that could help investigators, you're asked to call Newark Police at (740) 670-7200.

As new information becomes available on this, we will update this story.  We will also have LIVE reports from the scene on FOX 28 News at 10:00 and on ABC 6 News at 11:00.
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Web Producer:  Joe Stoll
Reporter:  Ben GarbarekWoman Found Dead Along Newark Creek


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