Woman indicted after police find missing man’s body inside West Carrollton residence

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A West Carrollton woman has been indicted after the body of a missing man was found inside her residence back in February.

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On February 26, 2019, West Carrollton Police responded to a residence on Cherokee Drive after someone reported there was a body inside.

A search warrant was obtained, and when officers entered the home, they found towels stuffed around a bedroom door.

They walked into the bedroom and found the body of 69-year-old Jerry Wayne Truett, who had been reported missing from Miami Township on December 4, 2018.

Jerry Wayne Truett

According to the coroner, Truett had been dead for roughly three or four months.

Wednesday, 52-year-old Christine A. Michael was indicted for:

  • One count of tampering with evidence
  • One count of failure to report knowledge of a death
  • One count of gross abuse of a corpse
  • One count of abuse of a corpse

She is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, September 12.

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