Last week, the body of a man who went missing a year ago was found encased in concrete and buried in the backyard of his own home. Carl Spencer, 27, of Hartville, Ohio, was arraigned on Monday for the murder of the victim, his 25-year-old roommate Nicholas Stein. According to charging documents, prosecutors believe that Spencer (pictured) pushed Stein down a flight of stairs after a love triangle turned deadly.
According to People, Stein’s remains were found in a plastic container inside the concrete, buried six feet under. Cadaver dogs assisted in the search.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Spencer’s lawyer, Derek Lowry, said Spencer will be pleading not guilty. The lawyer declined to make any additional comments on the case. The Associated Press reported that Spencer was jailed on $5 million bond.
Kristen Lain, 28, reported Stein missing last year. She,
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The body of a 3-year-old boy was discovered encased in concrete at a Wichita, Kansas home back in September. Now, the child’s mother and her boyfriend are being charged with first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Miranda Miller and Stephen Bodine were charged for Evan Brewer’s death, according to The New York Times. The couple is expected to appear in court this week, and at this time, it is unclear if they have lawyers who can speak on their behalf.
A landlord discovered Brewer’s body while cleaning out the home after Miller and Bodine had moved out. According to The New York Times, the landlord noticed a foul smell exuding through a concrete structure in the home. The couple, however, was already in jail on prior, unrelated charges, and each of them are now being held on $500,000 bail.
Evan’s dad, Carlo Brewer, was concerned about
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Police are testing a chunk of concrete found in a Pennsylvania home in hopes to solve a 1989 cold case.
FOX News reports that Sunbury Police Chief Tim Miller announced forensic experts are testing the concrete slab to see if it contains any information on the disappearance of Barbara Elizabeth Miller (no relation to Tim Miller.)
Police have speculated that Barbara was killed and dismembered by a wood chipper. Preliminary tests on the slab, conducted earlier this month, revealed that it contained wood chips.
A forensic pathologist is “dissecting the walls, so to speak, piece by piece, hammer-and-chisel type, looking for the smallest of clues,” Tim Miller said last week. “Obviously the presence of wood chips in a concrete wall is highly suspicious.”
Police believe that Barbara may have been killed in 1989 by her former boyfriend and ex-cop, Mike Egan. Egan, now 59, still maintains his innocence. He has served time in
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