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Man wanted in connection with shooting, remains found

August 25, 2018

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia who are searching for a man in connection with a shooting that left his estranged wife injured now say he is also wanted on a murder warrant after the separate discovery of human remains.

Chesterfield County Police said in a statement Saturday that they have obtained a murder warrant for 44-year-old Joshua M. Federico. They say human remains believed to be those of 38-year-old Lawrence J. Howell, Federico’s estranged wife’s boyfriend, were found on a property adjacent to Federico’s residence.

Police had already obtained warrants for Federico in connection with the shooting Friday that left his estranged wife with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the case or Federico’s whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.

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