Wife Who Allegedly Murdered And Dismembered Husband Lived With Decomposing Remains For 6 Months

The couple’s son called the police after discovering maggots and a foul smell inside the family home.

By Emma Kerr

A woman is now facing murder charges after allegedly killing her husband, dismembering his body and living with the remains for over five months.

Marcia Eubank, 49, was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting her 54-year-old husband Howard Eubank in the back and covered up the murder by lying to his employer and to their family. Meanwhile, she hid his body parts in the house, which she continued to inhabit as his remains deteriorated. Authorities have since tentatively confirmed the body parts found in the home belong to Howard Eubank.

“Due to the decomposition and condition of the body, this process will take additional time,” Gary Guenther, chief investigator for the Medical Examiner’s Office, told New York Post.

Howard Eubank was allegedly killed in June, but it wasn’t until December that the couple’s son called the police after discovering maggots and a foul smell inside the family home.

Marcia Eubank is now being held in an Ohio jail with a $1 million bond. Police say she told everyone her husband had moved to Texas and left home, a story the couple’s neighbor confirmed with 4029 News. There is no known motive at this time. 

"What they told me, he moved to Texas with his buddy because [Marcia] told him to either quit drinking or leave," neighbor Bill Channell said. "Marcia, she's just so calm, you know? She never bothered nobody, but I guess she just had enough. That's the only thing I can figure."

Howard Eubank’s employer, along with the couple’s son, believed he was in Texas up until that point after Marcia Eubank communicated with his employer using his phone, according to police. Through text messages on his phone, Marcia Eubank told his employer he was quitting in the weeks after his death.

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