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Two arrested in Wisconsin, accused of killing woman near Oroville

Two people have been arrested in Wisconsin in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in the Oroville area in November.

William Henry Smith Jr., 46, a transient from the Oroville area, and Julie Lynn Moss, 54, a transient from the Gridley area, are suspected of killing 40-year-old Angela Marie Murray, according to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office news release. Murray, described as a transient who lived in the Lower Wyandotte and Oro Bangor areas, was found dead Nov. 14 near the 600 block of Dunstone Drive.

Detectives learned that shortly after Murray was last seen alive, Smith and Moss left the Oroville area and traveled to Wisconsin. Detectives were sent to Wisconsin and on Sunday, they found Smith and Moss in the city of Wisconsin Rapids, where they were arrested on suspicion of murder. They are expected to be brought back to California to face charges following an extradition hearing. Both are being held without bail while they await the hearing, according to sheriff’s officials. They said a request for complaint, charging the two with murder, will be submitted to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

Detectives are still investigating Murray’s relationship with Smith and Moss, and the events that led to her killing. Anyone with information regarding Smith and Moss is asked to call Detective Chris D’Amato at 530-538-7671.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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