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Man charged with murder of missing Michigan woman Jessica Fox, whose body was pulled from River Raisin in April

Christopher George Maurer, 33, of Adrian, is charged with the murder of Jessica Fox. An autopsy found Fox was strangled and her death was ruled a homicide April 10.
Credit: WTOL
Christopher Maurer was arrested for the murder of a missing Adrian woman, Jessica Fox.

ADRIAN, Mich. — A man is in custody, charged with the death of a Tecumseh woman who was missing for weeks before her body was pulled from the River Raisin in April. 

Christopher George Maurer, 33, of Adrian, is charged with the murder of Jessica Fox along with other charges, according to a release from the Monroe post of the Michigan State Police on Monday. 

On Tuesday, Maurer pleaded not guilty in Lenawee County District Court. He is due back in court June 30.

Fox, 30, was reported missing on March 22 by family members. She last was seen on March 21 in Tecumseh. 

After an extensive search by Michigan State Police and other agencies, Fox's body was found in the River Raisin on April 8. 

An autopsy on April 10 revealed Fox died of strangulation and her death was ruled a homicide. 

Police say a person of interest was developed and on June 24, Maurer was arrested. 

Credit: WTOL

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