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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man charged with murder in the death of a man whose body was found in the trunk of his car has been arrested at a New York airport.

Michael Stahlnecker, 51, of Crofton was arrested about 6 a.m. Tuesday at JFK International Airport. He is charged in a warrant with first- and second-degree murder in the shooting death of John P. Ryan of Frederick.

Ryan’s body was found in the trunk of his car on Dec. 3 in a Montgomery County parking lot.

Troopers believe Ryan, 37, was shot at a warehouse Stahlnecker owned in Laurel and his body driven in his car to where it was found.

Stahlnecker is being held in New York pending extradition proceedings.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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