A body found Monday inside of a duplex in Harrisburg, Ohio has been identified as 20-year-old Hanna Geiger, who was reported missing from Washington C.H. earlier this month.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a call Monday from the landlord of the duplex, located on High Street, reporting that during a walk-through of the building, she discovered what she believed to be a deceased person wrapped in a garbage bag, according to a news release. Sheriff’s patrol officers confirmed it was a deceased person, and the sheriff’s detective bureau along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation were called to the scene.
Initial indications were that Geiger died of a drug overdose, according to Franklin County Sheriff Dallas Baldwin. Investigators believe, based on body decomposition, that Geiger could have been in the home for about a month.
Detectives interviewed Angela M. Nichols, 35, and Andrew Nichols, 32, who lived on the first floor of the residence. As a result of those interviews, along with other evidence obtained, both were charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, according to the news release.
The Franklin County Coroner is performing the autopsy to officially determine the cause of death.
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.
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