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The body of an Arizona woman named Angela Russo, 25, was found in a shallow grave recently. She had been missing since her April 19 date in West Phoenix with Lashawn Johnson, who she had met online, reports CBS affiliate KPHO.

Johnson, who was already in jail on another matter, has been charged with her death.

Russo’s body had been buried about 50 miles west of Phoenix, in the Tonopah desert.

Reportedly, her car was found burned nearby.

Russo’s mother Diana Schalow was obviously devasted when she learned the news of her daughter’s death. She told the station her daughter met Johnson on an online dating site.

“It does actually give us a slight bit of closure,” Schalow said. “You go to sleep with different pain but at least, we’ve gone searching for her so many times.”

No further info on how Johnson came to be charged as the killer (other than the fact that he is reported as the last person to see her alive) is available. Russo’s cause of death hasn’t yet been released.


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(Photo Source: CBS Arizona screenshot)

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