Two people are in jail after police found what's believed to be a woman's body inside a freezer in a Campbell home Saturday night.
The Campbell homeowners who took the freezer into their possession say they have been friends with Novoa for five years and are "shocked". On Sunday, Katrina Layton, 34, was also arrested and may also be charged with abuse of a corpse, as well as obstructing justice. On Saturday, his wife opened the freezer and discovered the remains.
Youngstown prosecutor Dana Lantz said Ms Graves's former boyfriend was living in her apartment with another woman who assumed her life. She even became the caretaker of the dead girlfriend's dog. Although she claimed to not have knowledge of the original freezer's relocation to Eshenbaugh's home, the report claims "further investigation revealed that not only did Layton pay for the freezer, but she knew that it was taken to" Eshenbaugh's basement. Officials are waiting for official identification and information on the cause of death.
Novoa and Layton are being held on a $1m (£760,000) bond each. The freezer was moved from a location in Youngstown, an adjacent OH city, to their home.
'Shannon's friends called her Starr and descried her as having a heart of gold, an angel on earth, supportive, outgoing, thoughtful and fun, ' Graves sister, Debbie DePaul, told WFMJ. Graves missed her sister's birthday as well as Easter celebrations.
Police were immediately alerted and recovered the frozen remains, kept in "more than one bag", according to the complaint. Graves was then listed as a missing person on the Ohio Attorney General Mark DeWine's website.