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Police arrest man accused of burying dad's remains

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of burying his father's remains at an Oregon trailer park and stealing his Social Security benefits.

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Investigators working with the Social Security Administration arrested Corey Starks last week in Minnesota on a warrant for abuse of a corpse.

The remains of Starks' father, Charles Starks, were found last month at the Anchor Inn RV Park in Port Orford.

According to court paperwork, Starks told investigators his 71-year-old father died after a seizure in 2010, and he buried the body in a shallow grave near his trailer. The documents said video and bank records showed he got money from his father's Social Security checks, deposited in a joint account.

Two medical examiners are investigating the remains to determine if the death was from natural causes.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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