Man indicted in slaying, burning of woman’s body in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities say killed a woman and then burned her body to cover up the slaying has been indicted on aggravated murder and gross abuse of a corpse charges.

The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that 27-year-old Mohamed Abdigafar Abdullahi, of Columbus, also faces arson, tampering with evidence, and drunken driving charges. It’s unclear whether Abdhullahi has an attorney.

The body of 23-year-old Bobbie Renee Simpson was found on fire Oct. 14 at a park in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington.

Abdhullahi was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Upper Arlington a week later. Prosecutors say Abdullahi was linked to Simpson’s slaying by DNA evidence found on one of her hands.

An arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

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