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Michael Shugars Cut Up Body With Chain Saw In Drug Deal Turned Deadly: Police

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Michael Shugars is suspected of killing his drug dealer friend before cutting up his body with an axe | Jefferson County Police Department
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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man is accused of robbing and killing an acquaintance in a drug-related dispute, and then cutting up the body with a chain saw.

Police found some of the victim's remains Sunday in a creek in Hamilton, a tiny village about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The remains were identified through fingerprints as those of 33-year-old Chet Allen Haddow, of Punxsutawney.

Police say they also found Haddow's car, set on fire, in a different location.

Thirty-two-year-old Michael Shugars, of Brookville, was arraigned Tuesday and will have a preliminary hearing Oct. 1 on charges including criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse. He is in jail without bond, and online court records don't list an attorney for him.

Troopers believe the men were friends before the drug dispute turned deadly.

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