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Police: Woman hid boyfriend's body in motel for 4 days

4 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, June 18 2018 Jun 18, 2018 June 18, 2018 8:26 AM June 18, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: Cincinnati.com

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Police have arrested an Ohio woman who they say kept the body of her boyfriend inside their shared motel room for four days after he died of a suspected drug overdose.

Authorities say a worker discovered the body at the Crosslands Motel in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville on June 14. Court documents identify the body as Jacob Tackett.

Police say 34-year-old Kathryn Carmen, or Akron, told officers he stopped breathing after they used heroin together June 10. Police say the woman covered the body with a sheet the next day and continued to stay in the room and use heroin. The worker found the body after investigating a foul odor coming from the room.

Carmen is charged with abuse of a corpse. A message seeking comment was left for her attorney Monday.

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