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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania (WJAC) – Pennsylvania State police identified human remains found in a remote area of Jefferson County and have made an arrest in the death of the victim.
The human remains were identified as those of Chet Allen Haddow, 33, of Punxsutawney.
Police said Haddow was shot and killed Sept. 13, then dismembered with a chainsaw and his remains placed in the Mahoning Creek near Hamilton, in Perry Township.
Michael Christopher Shugars, 32, of Punxsutawney, was arrested in Haddow’s death.
Police have charged Shugars with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse, aggravated assault and other charges.
Police said Shugars killed Haddow over a dispute about drugs and that the two were believed to be friends.
they also found Haddow’s car in a different place and that it had been set on fire.
Officials said they were able to find Haddow through fingerprints. Haddow’s remains were first located Sunday by people near the creek.
Court documents showed Shugars was placed in the Jefferson County Jail without bail, due to the homicide charge.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 1.