WORCESTER – A 57-year-old Northborough man was arraigned on a murder charge on Thursday in Worcester Central District Court.

According to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr., Steven M. Foley, was charged with the murder of Cynthia Webb, 59, of Sterling.

Webb was found in the trunk of her burned car in Hope Cemetery on the morning of Dec. 12. She was a dancer at Mario’s Showplace in Webster – an adult entertainment club. 

Foley was arrested on a warrant on Dec. 19 in Peabody by Peabody Police and the State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section. He was initially charged with burning a motor vehicle and malicious damage to a motor vehicle. He was indicted on the same charges by a Worcester County Grand Jury in March.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner this week determined that Ms. Webb died of “homicidal violence of unknown etiology.” The manner of death was “homicide by assault,” according to the medical examiner’s office.

At arraignment on the murder charge, Judge Janet J. McGuiggan entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Foley. She ordered him held without bail and continued the case to Oct. 17 for a status hearing. -30-

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