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Broken skillets, bloody golf club lead to murder charge

There's no body but prosecutors in Pierce County say they have plenty of evidence of murder, including two broken skillets and a golf club stained with blood and hair.

Charges were filed Friday in Pierce County Superior Court against Michael Breer, 18, of Puyallup.

According to charging documents, on July 13, a friend of Breer's called the Pierce County Sheriff, claiming Breer had admitted to killing another friend. Breer supposedly told the friend that he "went through two frying pans" to kill 18-year old Justin Morris. The friend said he went to Breer's house on July 10 and saw blood and a body wrapped in a blanket.

The friend said he refused to help Breer dispose of the body. Detectives continue to search for Morris' remains.

A search of Breer's Puyallup home and car turned up two iron skillets with broken handles, the golf club, blood stains, Morris' wallet, a shovel, and a gas can.

Breer told investigators Morris came at him with a knife, but didn't elaborate.

The News Tribune reports Breer pleaded not guilty on Friday afternoon. He is being held on $2 million bail.

Detectives also found images of Breer's cell phone that prompted the filing of one count of Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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