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Associated Press - July 24, 2007 11:04 AM ET

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - A Palm Beach Gardens man is behind bars after his father found a woman's body in his closet.

Authorities say Jason Shenfeld's parents noticed their son seemed nervous and was locking his bedroom door. When his father went into Shenfeld's room on Friday night, they say he found 18-year-old Amanda Buckley's body stuffed in the closet.

A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report says Shenfeld told his father the teen had overdosed on drugs and he panicked.

But investigators say they found duct tape in Buckley's hair, bruises on her body and evidence of rape.

An autopsy revealed the girl was strangled, beaten and sexually abused.

Shenfeld was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, sexual battery and false imprisonment.

Court records show he was arrested in February and accused of sexually assaulting two other women. Charges were later dropped.

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