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Authorities link woman's death to online sexual advertising

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the violent death of a woman whose body was found in the garage of a Town of Beloit man appears to be linked to online sexual advertising.

The Janesville Gazette reports that investigators believe the 38-year-old man killed 19-year-old Brandy Carroll, of Beloit, after meeting her through the website backpage.com. He's expected to be formally charged Monday with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse.

Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden says the case illustrates the potential for tragedy arising from Internet sex ads. He says it's a Wild West out there, and people are getting involved with individuals who are misleading them at best and putting their lives at risk.

Investigators arrested the suspect Friday in the Rock County Jail, where he'd been held since last Saturday.

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