Man arrested in connection with body found in Kettering dumpster

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KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – A man has been arrested on several charges, including murder, after a woman’s body was found in a Kettering dumpster.

The man will be charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence, according to Kettering Police. He was arrested on S. Gettysburg Ave. Sunday night just before 8 pm, according to jail records.

Sierra Woodfork, 24, was found dead in a dumpster in the 500 block of Aberdeen Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Police say Woodfork lived at the location.

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“Somebody was going through the dumpster and saw some boots, realized the boots were attached to legs,” Officer Joe Ferrell, a Kettering Police spokesperson, said. “They flagged down an officer.”

According to Ferrell, Woodfork’s body was wrapped in a blanket or sleeping bag. Police were on scene for several hours as they searched the area.

“I’m not sure if anyone had noticed her missing yet, because we hadn’t received any calls at that time, so we’re still working that part of the case,” said Officer Ferrell.

Authorities could not immediately say how the victim and suspect knew each other, but did confirm that the two had a relationship of some kind. Meanwhile, friends of Woodfork say the suspect arrested was her boyfriend.

No court date has been set for the man who was arrested.

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