An Ohio man stored his girlfriend's body in a freezer while another woman helped him and assumed the dead woman's life by moving into her home, using her credit cards and caring for her dog, police say.
Arturo Novoa, 31, and Katrina Layton, 34, were arrested by Youngstown police last weekend and being held on $1million bond each at the Mahoning County jail.
They are each charged with abuse of corpse in relation to a body being found inside of a home in nearby Campbell.
Authorities suspect the female body is a missing woman named Shannon Graves who was last seen alive in February and was the girlfriend of Novoa.
Police are awaiting official identification and information on the cause of death.
Arturo Novoa (left), 31,and Katrina Layton (right), 34, were arrested by Youngstown police. They are accused of storing Shannon Graves' body in a freezer while Layton allegedly assumed the dead woman's life
Graves (left), 28, has been missing since February. Youngstown Prosecutor Dana Lantz said Novoa was living in her apartment with Layton (right) who allegedly began driving Graves' car, caring for her dog and using her cell phone
Youngstown Police Lt. Doug Bobovnik told WKBN they are investigating the case because they believe the body 'originated in the city of Youngstown and was taken to Campbell.'
Novoa allegedly told a friend his electricity was out and that he needed to store a