ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul authorities have charged a man with moving the body of a woman who was found wrapped in a blanket outside.

Sixty-four-year-old John Stanton Sr. was charged in Ramsey County court Tuesday with one count of interference with a dead body. Police say he moved 39-year-old Rahel Nigusse to a wooded area after she died in his apartment in June.

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The medical examiner ruled the case “undetermined.” Authorities say she likely died of complications from diabetes.

Stanton told police she was a friend who was staying with him. He said she died when he wasn’t in the apartment and he panicked when he found her.

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He told police he didn’t want another body found there after his wife was fatally stabbed in May. His wife’s ex-boyfriend has been charged with her murder.

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