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Cause of death determined in murder case

The body of Tabitha Hartfield, 23, of Lumberton was discovered in a shallow grave in Lamar County. The body of Tabitha Hartfield, 23, of Lumberton was discovered in a shallow grave in Lamar County.

Officals said an autopsy has determined Tabitha Hartfield was strangled to death.

The two suspects in the murder of the Lumberton woman appeared in court Monday morning before Lamar County Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson.

Natasha Graham, 28, and Ethan Dakota Dixon, 17, were each charged with the murder of Hartfield, 23, and are being held without bond.

This was the county's first murder of 2008. They body was discovered Saturday in a shallow grave in near her home in Lamar County about a mile off of Purvis-Columbia Road.

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