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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