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A Franklin County, Tennessee man was indicted for the murder of Megan Sharpton.

Donnie Frank Jones Jr. was arrested in September in connection with the murder. He was indicted Monday on charges of murder, kidnapping and rape.

Sharpton's body was found on the side of the road near Awalt Bridge in Franklin County, Tennessee.

A passing motorist found the partially burned body in July after stopping to investigate what appeared to be a grass fire around 1 a.m.

The indictments are the result of a four month investigation. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation worked together on the investigation.

Jones was charged with first degree murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated rape.

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