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Autopsy Shows Sherri Jackson Was Strangled To Death

The 27-year-old was found buried behind a house in June after disappearing in 2006.

Greensboro -- A prosecutor says an autopsy reveals a Greensboro woman who had been missing since 2006 was apparently strangled.

The body of 27-year-old Sherri Jackson was found June 26 in a grave behind a house in the city.

DeCarlo Rayshaun Bennett pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on June 26. The News amp; Record of Greensboro reported Bennett told police where Jackson's body was as part of a plea deal.

He had been charged with first-degree murder.

Assistant District Attorney Howard Neumann had waited for the final autopsy before scheduling Bennett's sentencing. Neumann said he expects the sentencing hearing to be scheduled within a month.

Bennett faces a maximum sentence of 16 years in prison.

Jackson disappeared Nov. 29, 2006.