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Missing Alabama woman's death ruled accidental overdose


The death of an Alabama woman whose body was found in a shallow grave about two weeks after she disappeared has been ruled an accidental overdose.

The Jefferson County Coroner told news outlets Thursday that 29-year-old Paighton Houston died of morphine and methamphetamine toxicity. She was found dead earlier this month after going missing from a Birmingham bar in December. She had left the bar with two men and then texted a friend that she feared she was in trouble.

Wednesday night, U.S. marshals in Cleveland, Ohio, captured 50-year-old Fredrick Hampton. He's charged with abuse of a corpse in connection to Houston's death.

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