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Man Arrested After 2 Bodies Found In Backyard

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By Paul Johnson

Phoenix, Arizona (CNN) - An ex-con faces new murder charges after construction workers found human remains buried in the backyard of a Phoenix home.
He used to live in that home as a renter.
Police say Alan Matthew Champagne has been booked on two counts of first-degree murder.
Two bodies, a man and a woman, were found buried in a large wooden box in his old backyard.
Police believe the bodies are from a 2011 double murder in which they say Champagne was a likely suspect.
But they had trouble moving forward with the case in part because they never found the body.


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