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Man charged in bizarre murder

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An unknown relationship between two Hubbard County men has led to the death of one and murder charges against the other.

According to Hubbard county authorities, the body of James Michael Schwartzbauer, 57, was recovered from a fire in a home on Beauty Lake in Lake Hattie Township May 31. A coroner’s report concluded Schwartzbauer was dead of shotgun injuries before the fire started.


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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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