Stored gal pal’s corpse in freezer; new squeeze moved in
Katrina Layton, 34, (pictured) and Arturo Novoa, 31, were charged with corpse abuse at a home near Youngstown, Ohio. They are being held on $1-million bail.
Detectives were sickened when they discovered the rotting corpse of a woman who vanished months ago crammed into a basement freezer.
And it’s believed another person assumed the dead woman’s identity by moving into her home, using her credit cards, phone, car, and caring for her dog.
Arrested were Katrina Layton, 34, and Arturo Novoa, 31, who were charged with corpse abuse at a home near Youngstown, Ohio. They are being held on $1-million bail.
Cops suspect the body in the freezer is a missing woman named Shannon Graves, 28, who has not been heard from in months.
Friends said Graves stopped communicating with them on Christmas Day, 2016.
“Basically, Miss Layton moved in with Mr. Novoa and started living her life,” Dana Lantz, the prosecutor, told the New York Post. “She didn’t hold herself out to be Shannon, she just lived her life, using her phone, caring for her dog.”
But investigators aren’t saying whether Graves was murdered - or how she died.
The body was discovered in the freezer by a friend, who called cops when he realized what it was. The body was stuffed into three bags.