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Name of Conn. murder suspect's victim allegedly tattooed on neck


A Connecticut man was charged on Sunday with murdering his girlfriend and he reportedly had her name tattooed on his neck.

A police investigation showed that Adam Plaeger, 38, strangled 40-year-old Melanie Heuberger after they had some kind of argument. Heuberger's body was found in a bedroom closet of their second-floor apartment in Waterbury, Conn.

Plaeger's mugshot showed a tattoo with the name "Melanie" inscribed over a blue flower.

Plaeger was then arrested and charged. He is now being held in police custody on a $1 million bond.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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