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Man Arrested After Body Found in Shallow Grave

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An arrest has been made in the case of a body that was found in Fruitland.

After receiving a call about a homicide a body was dug up along South Division Street.

47 year-old Douglas Harlow has been arrest and charged with second degree murder and first degree assault among other counts.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Maryland State Police took Harlow into custody at 10 p.m. last night.

Authorities dug up a shallow grave where they found the victim who has not yet been identified by authorities pending the notification of relatives.

The Daily Times reports that police believe that the body had been buried for around 9 months.

It added that it was found on Monday after a witness came forward.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.