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The body of a woman employee was found entombed in concrete on the top floor of the Dayton Daily News in Ohio after a tipster said the victim's husband, a maintenance supervisor at the newspaper, had a 55-gallon drum carried to the building last November, officials said. Theodore Sinks, 49, was charged with murder in the death of Judith Sinks, 44, who had worked in the newspaper's circulation department and was reported missing by her husband on Nov. 23. The body was found by workers who used a jackhammer, pickaxes and shovels to break through a concrete slab covering a shallow pit in a little-used utility room. The Montgomery County coroner said Sinks was strangled Nov. 19 and that she apparently also was beaten in the head.

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