Man charged with murder after wife's body found behind dumpster in Sharonville
SHARONVILLE, Ohio (WKRC) - A man is now facing murder charges after his wife's body was found behind a dumpster Jan. 1.
Brian Smothers is accused killing 38-year-old Lea Ann Smothers. On the morning of Jan. 1, police were called to a mobile home park on Lebanon Road after a 911 caller reported hearing a loud boom and a woman scream.
Sharonville Police said they believe Brian dragged Lea Ann's body to the dumpster. Lea Ann was bleeding from the mouth and nose and was not wearing any clothes when found.
Brian was later found at his father's home in Grant County. He was initially charged with abuse of a corpse.