Man Hides Girlfriend's Dead Body In Freezer And Has New GF Take On Her Identity

She began living in her home, using her credit cards and taking care of her dog.

By Gina Tron

A man allegedly stored his girlfriend's body in a freezer while his new girlfriend took over her identity by moving into her home and using her credit cards. She even became the caretaker of the dead girlfriend’s dog.

A body was discovered in a Campbell, Ohio home last weekend, and police believe it’s likely a 28-year-old missing woman named Shannon Graves, according to CBS News. Found living in Graves’ home was her 31-year-old boyfriend Arturo Novoa and 34-year-old Katrina Layton. Police are awaiting official identification of the body and its cause of death.

Novoa and Layton have been jailed on corpse-abuse charges, according to CBS. The corpse was discovered after Novoa brought it to a friend’s house. He allegedly told a friend that his power went out. He asked if he could store a freezer at their house. The friend said yes, and Novoa brought a padlocked freezer to the house. The friend and his wife noticed a terrible smell coming from the freezer, WFMJ reports, so they contacted police.

"Shannon's friends called her Starr and described her as having a heart of gold, an angel on earth, supportive, outgoing, thoughtful and fun," her sister told WFMJ. "Shannon has been missed and will always be missed. You can't replace a spirit like hers. She is loved by so many."

[Photo: Youngstown, Ohio Police Department]

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