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Man Arrested In Southern Indiana Woman’s Death

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) _ A man who authorities say was convicted in the 1998 shooting of his teenage girlfriend in Utah has been arrested on suspicion of killing a woman inside a southern Indiana home.

Jeffersonville police found the body of 46-year-old Tammy Jo Blanton on Thursday after a friend called worried about her welfare. Detective Todd Hollis told the News and Tribune she died from violence he wouldn't describe and that her body was found beneath a tarp.

A neighbor told WLKY-TV that Blanton lived in the city just north of Louisville, Kentucky, with 33-year-old Joseph Oberhansley, who police jailed on a preliminary charge of murder.

Oberhansley was released from a Utah prison in 2012 after serving a sentence for manslaughter in the death of 17-year-old Sabrina Elder in suburban Salt Lake City.

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