An Ohio man and his girlfriend were arrested Saturday, after the remains of his missing ex-girlfriend’s body were found in his freezer, authorities said.
Arturo Novoa, 31, and Katrina Layton, 34, were charged with abuse of a corpse, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison. They are currently being held in jail with their bond set at $1 million each.
Last seen by family was Christmas 2016. Last seen by friends was February 2017. Was at a friends house party, arguing with a male friend. Shannon called an ex boyfriend who didn’t answer. Ex says he didn’t receive message until later & then couldn’t get in touch with her. No one has seen Shannon since.
Katrina Layton moved into the Graves home with Novoa, drove her car, used her cell phone and her food card, according to Lantz. She even looked after Graves’ dog, authorities said.
Police on Saturday recovered the body from a freezer at the home of one of Novoa’s friends, Kenny Eshenbaugh, according to the complaint. Novoa had asked for his freezer to be put in Eshenbaugh’s basement. Eshenbaugh agreed but noticed there was a padlock on the freezer. On Saturday, Eshenbaugh called police after his wife opened the freezer and discovered human remains kept in “more than one bag” inside the freezer, according to the complaint.