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Fairfield man charged with stabbing Ski Liberty co-worker

May 29, 2008

FAIRFIELD, Pa. - A 19-year-old Ortanna, Pa., man was repeatedly stabbed and burned before his body was found early Wednesday at a campsite 500 yards off a wooded trail in Carroll Valley borough, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

Police allege Jason Rueben Armstrong, 34, of 16 Snow Bird Trail in Fairfield, stabbed former co-worker Andrew Scott Bosley 15 times in his back, severed his ear and slashed a 4-inch-deep cut in his throat. Bosley's body was found off Ski Run Trail in a rural area of Adams County, Pa.

Armstrong is in jail, charged with criminal homicide, arson, abusing a corpse and other counts, police said.

The pair worked at Liberty Mountain Resort, commonly known as Ski Liberty, the Associated Press reported.

Armstrong was arrested after a vehicle crash and charged with driving under the influence, police said in a release.

Police said the men had been camping together on a vacant lot.

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An autopsy performed at Lehigh Valley Medical Center in Allentown, Pa., determined that the cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the victim's torso, police said in a news release.

Polise said Armstrong is being held without bail in the Adams County jail in Gettysburg, Pa.

Anyone with information about the incident may call police at 717-334-8111.

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