Mass. man facing murder charge after a woman was found in the trunk of a burned car

Convicted sex offender Steven Foley, 56, of Northborough, is being charged with the death of Cynthia Webb, 59, of Sterling.

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man previously charged with burning a car in which the body of a woman was later found is now facing a murder charge.

The Worcester district attorney says 56-year-old Steven Foley is scheduled to be arraigned on the upgraded charge Thursday.

The body of 59-year-old Cynthia Webb, of Sterling, was found in the trunk of the car that was burned in a Worcester cemetery in December.

Foley, a convicted sex offender who was living in Northborough, was previously ordered held on $250,000 after pleading not guilty to maliciously damaging a motor vehicle.

Prosecutor say Foley and Webb had been seen talking at an adult entertainment club in Webster the night before the burning car was found.

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It’s not clear of Foley has an attorney.