Body of dismembered man found in suspect's pond in Oklahoma

Investigators found a man's body in suspect Justin Hammer's pond; the body has been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's office for identification.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: August 10, 2012 at 9:57 pm •  Published: August 10, 2012
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— The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a dismembered body has been found in several cement-filled buckets in a pond on property owned by a man suspected of killing the victim.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the body was found Friday in a pond on land owned by Justin Hammer after Hammer told investigators where to search.

Hammer, 30, was charged Friday in Garvin County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of a man who the OSBI says is the ex-boyfriend of Hammer's girlfriend.

Court records show Hammer appeared in court without an attorney and pleaded not guilty.

Brown declined to identify the victim — saying the body parts have been sent to the state medical examiner's office for positive identification and to determine a cause of death.

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