Dismembered body leads to Middletown arrests
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - Two suspects are under arrest after police found remains of a human body that had been dismembered in a Middletown home, a spokesperson for the city says.
Police say John Havens, 34, came to the Middletown Division of Police lobby around 9 p.m. Tuesday and asked to speak to an officer about a homicide near the intersection of Stone Path Drive and Stone Path Court, Spokesperson Missy Knight wrote in a news release.
Havens told the officer that Bonnie Marie Vaughn, 59, picked him up from his home and as they drove to her house, Vaughn asked if he would help her dispose of a body, the criminal complaint reads.
The complaint goes on to say that when Havens arrived at Vaughn’s home, he found the corpse of his girlfriend’s father, Jeffrey Fellman, in the garage.
The victim is also Vaughn’s husband.
The complaint says Havens told the officer that he dismembered Fellman’s corpse using a hand saw he found in the garage.
Havens identified Vaughn as the person who shot and killed an individual inside the house, according to Knight.
Middletown officers responded to the address on Stone Path Drive for a well-being check on the individual.
They observed blood, shell casings and dismembered remains of a human body on the first floor of the house, police say.
Officers say Vaughn fled the scene but was located and placed under arrest.
She has been charged with murder, police say, and Havens has been charged with tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Anyone with any information about this homicide is asked to call 911 or 513-425-7700 or Detective McDonald at 513-425-7745.
Middletown Police Major Eric Crank said Tuesday wasn’t the first time they’ve been called to the home on Stone Path Drive.
“We have answered some distrubance calls there in the past,” Major Crank said.
Vaughn appeared in court Tuesday where her bond was set at $1 million for a murder charge.
Havens had his bond set at a total of $15,000 for tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
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