|Shannon Graves’ corpse was discovered in a freezer in a home in Youngstown, Ohio (Picture: Ohio Attorney General)|
According to Metro UK, Arturo Novoa and Katrina Layton were arrested and charged with corpse abuse after the woman’s body was found last weekend in a home near Youngstown, Ohio.
A judge set a £1,000,000 (£756,000) bond for Novoa, 31, and Layton, 34.
Authorities suspect the body found in the freezer is that of a missing woman named Shannon Graves, who was 28 when she was reported missing.
They are awaiting official identification and information on the cause of death.
Ms Graves had not been seen for months, according to a missing person’s report filed by her family in June.
Her sister told media outlets that Ms Graves’s friends last saw her in February.
She said it was not unusual for Ms Graves to go a while without talking to her family.
But they said she never left home without her car, dog and phone, and all three remained behind.
Youngstown prosecutor Dana Lantz said that around the time police believe Ms Graves vanished, Layton moved in with Novoa and began using Ms Graves’s car, phone and credit cards and taking care of her dog.
Novoa asked a friend to keep a padlocked freezer, police said, but the man became suspicious because it had been locked for a week.
The friend managed to open the freezer, found the remains and called police, investigators said. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>