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A Woman's Body is Found in Garbage Bags

OCALA, Fla. (AP) _ A Belleview woman is behind bars after she
told police she dumped the body of her 83-year-old mother into two
garbage bags and left them beside the road.
Marion County authorities say Debra Loreth told deputies she
didn't report the death of her mother, Jeanne Vasa, because she
wanted to cash the woman's retirement checks.
Loreth was charged yesterday with failure to report a death and
was being held at the Marion County Jail. Additional charges could
be added.
Loreth told police she put her mother in two, black garbage bags
and placed them in a U-Haul truck. She left the bags in Lake County
and didn't report the death because she wanted to keep cashing her
mother's retirement check.
A couple noticed the suspicious bags on the side of the road and
called police.
An autopsy listed the cause of death as undetermined.


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