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July 19, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Puyallup man charged with murder; broken skillets found, but not victim

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | The News Tribune reports Breer pleaded not guilty this afternoon. He is being held on $2 million bail.

PREVIOUS POST | TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor filed a murder charge Friday against an 18-year-old Puyallup man accused of beating another man to death with frying pans.

No body has been found, but Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says there’s enough evidence to prove Michael Breer killed 18-year-old Justin Morris on July 10.

The prosecutor’s office says Breer asked two people for help disposing of the body. A search of Breer’s residence revealed blood splatter, bloody clothing, a wallet and identification belonging to Morris, and two iron skillets with broken handles.

Breer told investigators Morris came at him with a knife, but didn’t elaborate.

Breer also was charged with possessing child pornography because of images found on his cellphone.

 

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