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Deputies re-create murder scene

By Judy Reed

_N-Dawson-re-creationWhen the Post got a call last Thursday morning, December 17 that another body had been found at the Pierson exit in the same location as Julia Dawson’s body in 2004, it had a chilling effect. “The cops are there now,” said the caller.

As it turned out, the Kent County Sheriff Deputies were helping to profile the case for an upcoming episode of a new cable television show by Story House Productions, and were filming a re-creation.

“We told Montcalm County Dispatch we’d be out here this morning,” said one of the deputies, “but a road commission worker came by and thought we’d discovered another body.”

Julia Dawson, of Sparta, went missing in December 2004, and her body was discovered near the Pierson overpass in early January 2005. Her husband, Tim Dawson, was convicted last year of the crime.

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