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Grand jury indicts Mebane man on murder charge

Posted September 7, 2010 8:46 p.m. EDT
Updated September 7, 2010 9:28 p.m. EDT

— A grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Mebane man with murder after he was accused of carrying a set of skeletal remains in a backpack.

Michael Charles Dorman II, 32, of 1411 Sundown Drive, was arrested July 15 and charged then with concealing or failing to report a death.

His arrest came after a friend of Dorman's told investigators that Dorman told him he had killed a prostitute in Durham two years ago and needed help disposing of her remains.

Investigators said the friend also told them that Dorman had been keeping the remains in a suitcase at his father's home.

A medical evaluation of the remains showed the woman, identified as Lakeia Boxley, died from a shotgun blast, investigators said. Boxley was reported missing March 31, 2008.

Dorman was being held Tuesday in the Durham County jail under a $1 million bond.