RACINE, Wis. — Authorities have charged a Racine man with killing a woman and dumping her body in a trash bin behind a supermarket.

The criminal complaint says 49-year-old Harry Fumich lived above the market. It says a witness told police that Fumich asked him to move the bin near his balcony Tuesday evening so that he could drop a large item into it. The witness said the body was wrapped in a blanket.

The witness called police the next morning. A woman who lived in Fumich’s apartment told police he strangled the victim.

The complaint says Fumich told police the victim owed him money for cocaine. The body was found at a landfill.

The Journal Times reports (http://bit.ly/2dItP7d ) Fumich was charged Thursday with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. Court records don’t list a defense attorney.

Information from: The Journal Times, http://www.journaltimes.com

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