Man faces murder charge after wife found dead behind dumpster

Man faces murder charge after wife found dead behind dumpster

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A man accused of causing the death of his wife was booked Wednesday in Hamilton County, Sharonville police said.

Officers found Lea Ann Smothers dead behind a dumpster Jan. 1 on Lebanon Road. Brian Smothers, 39, was then taken into custody, wanted for questioning in the death of his 38-year-old wife.

Smothers was booked Wednesday. He was extradited from Grant County, Ky., where he was being held on one count of abuse of a corpse. Police say he's currently being held on a murder and abuse of a corpse charges at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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