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Harmony M. Culbreath
(Photo taken from Harmony Culbreath’s Facebook page)

Can anybody explain this to me?

 Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:02 am

Anyone who has been paying any attention at all for the past several days knows that the local news has been dominated by the discovery of the body of Harmony Culbreath last week. Culbreath was found dead by police on the evening of Jan. 20 at a home she was renting on Goodwood Trail just south of Elsberry on Hwy. 79. My boss called me early the next morning and

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