Ohio Man Indicted In Wife's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- A southwest Ohio man faces murder charges in the death of the wife he had reported missing.

Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters says 30-year-old John Strutz also has been charged by a grand jury with gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Strutz reported 28-year-old Kristan Strutz missing from their suburban Cincinnati home on Aug. 15, and was later arrested and held on an evidence-tampering charge.

Authorities recovered some human remains the coroner has confirmed are the woman's.

Deters says Strutz dismembered her body and tried to hide the remains.

Strutz is being held on $1 million bond. His attorney says he denies the allegations.

The couple's three young children are being cared for by relatives.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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