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PHILLIPSVILLE- The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in Saturday's Phillipsville shooting as 47 year old Jessica Jane Hare.
59 year old Earl C. Orr was arrested in connection to the crime. He allegedly shot hare at a residence on the 400 block of Phillipsville Road around 8:30 Saturday night and then fled the scene.
He was located around 7:30 a.m. Sunday at his home. He is being held on a one million dollar bail and is awaiting arraignment on charges of homicide. According to the sheriff's office. Orr knew hare prior to the shooting but they do not believe this is a domestic violence case. Hare's autopsy is scheduled for Saturday. 

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