An Indiana man is accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in the back, before covering her body in blankets and leaving her corpse to decompose on his living room floor.
A 50-year-old woman was reported missing by her 20-year-old son, who she lived with, on Saturday, according to a Bloomington Police Department press release provided to Oxygen.com. Police have not publicly released her name but she has been identified as Heather Nanny-Cole by local outlets Fox59 and RTV6 Indianapolis.
Nanny-Cole's son told police that he hadn’t heard from his mother since she went to visit her boyfriend, John Bryant, 59, on May 6.
Officers went to Bryant’s Bloomington home on Monday after the son’s friend noticed that Nanny-Cole's car was parked nearby, according to the press release. That friend “knocked on Bryant’s door to see if the missing woman was inside the apartment” but Bryant did not let her inside, according to police.
Police went to the home that same day, where Bryant “eventually allowed officers inside to determine if the victim was there,” according to the press release.
“As officers entered Bryant’s apartment, they immediately noticed something on the living room floor that had been covered with blankets that appeared to be the size of a human body,” the press release states. “Officers removed the blankets and located a deceased female with multiple stab wounds on her back.”
Investigators believe that the woman had been dead for several days. An autopsy is currently pending.
Bryant was arrested and charged with murder and he is being held without bond. It is not clear if he has a lawyer.
A spokesperson for the Bloomington Police Department told Oxygen.com that they are not releasing further information on the case at this time.
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