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Cops: Huntington man facing murder charge in girlfriend's death

The Huntington apartment building where police found the

The Huntington apartment building where police found the body of a woman last week in the unit she shared with her boyfriend, now accused of killing her, authorities said.   Credit: James Carbone

A Huntington man faces a murder charge stemming from the death of his girlfriend, whose body was found inside their village apartment last week, Suffolk police said Monday night.

Christopher Jackson, 45, of Elm Street, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of Mareasa Westcott, 47.

Suffolk police officers discovered Westcott's body Jan. 18 after responding to a 911 call for a wellness check. Wescott's landlord had said she hadn't been seen "in several days," police said.

Homicide detectives immediately labeled the death suspicious, but said they were awaiting results of an autopsy. Police did not release additional details Monday night about how Wescott died or why they suspect Jackson.

Jackson was remanded to the Suffolk County jail at his arraignment Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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