Crime

London man charged in slaying of estranged girlfriend, 25

A London man has been charged in the slaying of his estranged girlfriend.

Joseph M. Nester, 48, was charged with murder after troopers discovered the body of Amber N. Decker, 25, Friday in a wooded area off Arrow Wood Drive in Laurel County, according to Kentucky State Police.

Decker was reported missing Tuesday by her relatives, police said in a news release.

The cause of Decker's death is unknown. An autopsy is to be scheduled later.

Police arrested Nester, Decker's estranged boyfriend at a hotel in London.

Nester was being held in the Laurel County jail.

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