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Man In Jail In Connection To Michigan Cold Case Now Tied To 2006 Homicide In Another State.

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Source: Maryland State Police; MEGA

Sep. 20 2022, Published 9:03 a.m. ET

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A man in jail awaiting trial in connection to one cold case has now been tied to a second unsolved homicide, police said.

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Maryland State Police announced on Sept. 19 that they charged Gary Artman, 64, in connection to a 2006 cold case. Artman was being held in a Michigan jail after his recent arrested in connection to a 1996 cold case.

Officials in Maryland said on May 4, 2006, the body of Dusty Myriah Shuck, 24, was found near a rest stop in Frederick County, Maryland. She was last seen in New Mexico weeks earlier.

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Shuck was found wearing a tank top, a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, police said. She had no shoes or identification. A motorist found her along the side of the road.

The only identifying mark was a tattoo featuring dragons and the word “gypsy rose.”

A medical examiner ruled her death a homicide from blunt force trauma and stabbing, police said. Detectives investigated and the case went cold.

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In 2008, police tied the Maryland and Michigan case together. But it wasn’t until August 2022 when Michigan police said they identified Artman as a suspect in the case there.

Police also searched a storage unit in Florida believed to belong to Artman. There, they found several pieces of women’s underwear.

In Maryland, Artman now faces charges of first- and second-degree murder as well as first- and second-degree assault.

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