Girlfriend Charged With Murder After Missing Maryland Man’s Found Naked With Throat Slashed

Megan Virginia Shaffer, a 21 year-old West Virginia woman, has been charged in the mysterious death of her boyfriend, Alexander Arthur Stevens.

The naked body of Stevens had been found eight months ago with the neck slashed and surrounded by candles, according to Cumberland Times-News. The victim’s cat was found in a cage nearby the scene.

“Shaffer and Alexander Arthur Stevens, 24, Frostburg, were reported missing in the Savage River State Forest late on January 4, 2017,” reads a statement from Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch. “While efforts were underway by Natural Resources Police and other emergency responders to locate the pair, Shaffer made a ‘911’ call to authorities to provide her location. With the assistance of the MSP helicopter, Stevens’s body was located in the State Forest a short while later.” 

Jay Stevens, Alexander’s father, noted a change in his son’s behavior after

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