An Ohio woman allegedly killed her partner and then enlisted her daughter’s boyfriend to help dump the body, according to reports.
The revelations came to light after John Havens, 33, walked into Middletown police headquarters and confessed to dismembering a body, police said. He also claimed that Bonnie Marie Vaughn shot and killed an individual, police said, who was later identified as her partner, Jeffrey Fellman.
Havens said Vaughn picked him up on Tuesday and asked him to help dispose of a dead body, according to the Dayton Daily News. Upon arrival, the newspaper reported that Havens found Fellman’s body in the garage and then cut it up using a handsaw, according to court documents.
Vaughn faces a murder charge while Havens has been charged with evidence tampering and corpse abuse, police said.
“This is one of those shocking crimes that happens that is very rare,” Middletown Police Maj. Eric Crank said, according to the Dayton Daily News. Crank also said he wasn’t sure if Fellman, 55, and Vaughn were married, but they were domestic partners.
Crank said Havens would be in a relationship with Fellman’s daughter, according to WLWT.
When officers attended the victim’s home, they found a dismembered body in a first-floor room, according to the news station. Vaughn fled the scene but was later taken into custody, police said.
A neighbor said the alleged killer seemed “a bit offbeat”.
“You know, sometimes she didn’t always seem to have it all cognitively maybe together. But yeah, I mean, she was very nice. Bonnie has always been very nice,” neighbor Michelle McRoberts told WLWT.
Crank said police were called to her home for previous domestic disturbances, according to the Dayton Daily News.
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