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Memorial held at Evansville home where remains were found


EVANSVILLE (WKOW) -- Family and friends of a Fitchburg woman gathered at the home where authorities believe she died.

Aprina Paul, 18, was remembered at a memorial service and candlelight vigil near Nathan Middleton's house in Evansville.

Middleton is in jail on a probation hold. Court records show he admitted to hiding and burning Paul's body. 

Organizers say the family needs some closure. Those who live near Middleton's house are also looking for ways to heal.

"They're shocked," says neighbor Laura Hanson. "No one expects this in a smaller community, and when it happens, it hits really close home."
Last weekend, investigators found female human remains in a fire pit at Middleton's home. Authorities believe the remains are Paul's, and have sent them to a specialized lab in Dallas, TX for a positive identification.
Rock County Sheriff Robert Spoden says Middleton will remain in custody until investigators make a decision on charges.


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