On Sunday, state police arrested a Pennsylvania man accused of killing a missing woman. Ishemer D. Ramsey, 21, has been arrested on a homicide charge, and police believe he fatally shot his 26-year-old girlfriend.
According to the Butler Eagle, police believe they found the body of Melissa Barto on Monday night. Police suspect she was killed Thursday, allegedly by Ramsey.
“The body was burned rather badly,” said Trooper James Long said. “It was a pretty horrific scene.”
According to court documents, Ramsey allegedly told a witness the shooting happened during an argument in the defendant's car after Ramsey accused Barto of cheating.
When police took Ramsey into custody following a traffic stop, they stated that his car reeked of bleach, and the passenger side seat was missing. In Ramsey’s possession, a .45-caliber pistol in a drop holster, police say
On Friday morning, Barto's mother reported her daughter missing, according to the report. She told police she last spoke to her daughter on Thursday.
On Saturday, a witness told police they saw Ramsey “cleaning and cutting the carpet” of the passenger side floor of his vehicle.
Two police officers interviewed Howard George, 23, on Saturday who told them that Ramsey confessed to him that he had killed the woman.
“Ramsey believed she was cheating,” the police affidavit said, “and stated that he wanted her gone.”
According to the Butler Eagle, Ramsey told George that he shot Barto in the head two times, and she said 'you shot me,' so Ramsey shot her a third time.
[Butler City Police Department]