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Homicide charges filed Chippewa Falls killing



CHIPPEWA FALLS (AP)-- Homicide charges have been filed in the killing of an Eau Claire teenager whose body was found along the Chippewa River last week.


Shane Hawkins was charged with first-degree intentional homicide Monday in the death of 17 year old Jason Grau.

Interim Police Chief John Liddell says Grau and the 30 year old Hawkins were acquaintances, but it's unclear how they knew each other or what led to the fatal stabbing.

Authorities believe Hawkins killed Grau in the living room at Hawkins' home in Chippewa Falls, then dumped his body near the river. Grau was last seen alive Sunday, but police aren't sure when he died. His body was found Wednesday. Hawkins was arrested Friday night.

Online Reporter: Jill Courtney

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