Authorities: Acquaintance fatally shot man; buried him in the Pine Barrens

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The body of a missing man has been found buried in the Pine Barrens, and authorities in Burlington County have charged his acquaintance with his murder.

According to police, Charles McGee, 55, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of William Cline Jr.

Police say McGee fatally shot Cline Jr. once in the back of the neck, then buried his body to cover up the crime.

Police say someone discovered the grave Saturday while riding a motorcycle in the Pine Barrens.

Both men are from Pemberton Township.

A motive has yet to be released.

McGee has also been charged with one count of desecration of human remains, among other charges.

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