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Woman arrested in connection with death of boyfriend in Brockton

A woman has been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation after her boyfriend’s body was found in their Brockton apartment Friday night, according to the Plymouth District Attorney’s Office.

Kathryn Podgurski, 33, of Brockton, was arrested Saturday afternoon, according to a statement from the district attorney’s office, and charged with one count of accessory after murder in the death of Joseph Shaw.

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Shaw, 44, was reported missing on Monday by a family member, the statement said.

On Friday night, Podgurski requested assistance from Brockton police near Elmcourt Hotel. She directed them to the couple’s third-floor apartment at 42 Green St., where police found Shaw’s body in a closet, the statement said.

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Shaw appeared to have suffered “multiple, severe stab wounds,” the statement said.

Beth Stone, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office, said on Saturday that the body had been there for “some time” and neighbors had reported an odor.

State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Brockton police are continuing their investigation, the statement said. No other information was immediately available.

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Brockton police referred questions to the district attorney.

Podgurski’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday in Brockton District Court.

Rowan Walrath can be reached at rowan.walrath@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @rswalrath.
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