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A man has been charged in the death of a St. Joseph resident whose remains were found at a Union Star, Missouri, residence.

Jodi Jacob Downs of Savannah was charged with second-degree murder in the death of Dennis R. Patterson Jr. of St. Joseph, according to court records.

The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the death since the remains were found earlier this month.

There also are two people of interest who remain in custody after being arrested on unrelated charges, Dekalb County Sheriff Kasey Keesaman said.

Alex Simone can be reached at alex.simone@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter at @np_simone.

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