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Ex-boyfriend charged in Scottsboro woman's slaying

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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) - Scottsboro police arrested the ex-boyfriend Thursday afternoon of a woman found dead in Marshall County earlier this month.

Investigators said Michael Anthony Bunch, 48, was charged with murder in connection with the disappearance and slaying of Lisa McBride Harper. Bunch and Harper had previously dated for three years, police officials said.

Harper was reported missing by family members on Dec. 6. Her remains were found on Dec. 9 in northern Marshall County.

Police officials said Harper's autopsy revealed she was strangled to death.

Bunch was due to be transferred to the Jackson County jail, where his bond was set at $100,000.

Scottsboro police, sheriff's investigators from both Marshall and Jackson counties, state forensics experts and US Marshals have participated in the investigation into Harper's disappearance and death. The investigation remains ongoing, Scottsboro police officials said.

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