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Second Man Charged in Death of Woman Found in Box

A second man has been charged in the death of a St. Joseph woman whose body was placed in a wooden box and left in rural Platte County.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A second man has been charged in the death of a St. Joseph woman whose body was placed in a wooden box and left in rural Platte County.

Juan C. Naranjo, 31, has been charged with hindering the prosecution of a felony and possession of controlled substance.

According to a probable cause statement, Naranjo was present when Tangela Fisher of St. Joseph died after an injection of drugs at a residence in the 400 block of N. 17th St. on Sept. 5.

The court document alleges Naranjo did not contact authorities because he was in the country illegally. Investigators also allege Naranjo assisted Martin Williams dispose of Fisher's body.

Williams is charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse.

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Police found a bag containing 1.5 grams of methamphetamine and a smoking pipe when arresting Naranjo on Sept. 19.

Naranjo is due for arraignment on Sept. 24.

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