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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with hiding the body of a man who died at his home is heading back to court.

Xavier Broughton, of Worcester, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether he is a danger and should be held with bail. The 32-year-old Broughton is charged with disinterment of a human body and misleading a police investigation.

Police found the body Monday under cardboard boxes and paper bags on an enclosed porch.

It is believed to be the body of Justin Ramos, last seen at a party at Broughton’s home Jan. 7. An autopsy is underway.

Broughton told investigators Ramos died of a heroin overdose and he tried to revive him.

Broughton’s attorney says a dangerousness hearing is not necessary based on the charges.