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Missing Ind. woman's ex admits to killing, burying her

Scott Schuck

CBS affiliate WISH-TV

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - The former boyfriend of a missing central Indiana woman has told police he struck and strangled her and buried her body, court documents say.

A probable cause affidavit filed in Shelby Superior Court on Thursday says 46-year-old Scott Schuck confessed to killing 33-year-old Rebecca Cassidy after an argument in April 2010.

Schuck was charged this week with murder. In previous conversations with authorities, he had denied any wrongdoing.

The affidavit says investigators found human remains and a purse with Cassidy's identification buried in Schuck's backyard in Shelbyville, about 20 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Cassidy was last seen in April 2010. Cassidy's aunt told CBS affiliate WISH the family was thankful to see an arrest in the case after years of waiting and wondering.

Schuck was being held on $10 million bond.