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Murder charges after decomposed body found in park

Three people have been charged in connection with the murder of a 70-year-old man whose decomposed body was found in a Hertfordshire woodland park.

Daniel Spires, of Cotlandswick, near St Albans, was found dead on 24 September in a wood near Brookmans Park.

Daniel Davies, 23, from Alma Road in St Albans, and Troy Shuldt, 19, of no fixed abode, are charged with murder.

Samantha Smith, 21, from Alma Road in St Albans, is charged with conspiracy to murder.

All three are due to appear before Hatfield Remand Court later.

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