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CHARLESTON, Ill. (WAND) - Authorities want public help in the search for a suspect accused of abusing a corpse. 

Charleston police said Travis Michael Howlett, 33, is wanted on three warrants, including two for obstructing and a third for "abuse of corpse (removing/carrying without authorization)." The corpse charge relates to a drug-related death investigation. 

Howlett is the same suspect accused of beating a man with metal tubing from a bicycle in late June. In that case, he faces a charge of aggravated battery. He posted a $2,500 bond payment and was released, per Coles County court records.

Anyone with information is asked to message the Charleston Police Department Facebook page, call (217)345-0060 and request anonymity if wanted, or visit the P3 Tips app or website.

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