Woman arrested after missing man’s corpse found inside her home

Police in Ohio arrested a 39-year-old woman on felony charges after a man’s decomposed body was found in her home this week.

Josephine Torres is charged with abuse of a corpse in connection to the Wednesday discovery at her apartment in Toledo.

Lucas County jail records show she was arrested Wednesday at her home near the city’s southside neighborhood. She posted bail on Thursday morning, records show.

According to a Toledo Police Department report, a coworker told officers his employee, identified as Kevin Murphy, had been staying at the home where Torres lived and was missing.

The coworker had driven to Torres’ home to look for him.

When police responded to the apartment, the home’s landlord opened the door for police, according to the report. As soon as it was opened police said they “immediately smelled a foul odor.”

Inside the home, police wrote, officers found Torres in a bedroom sitting on the bed. “Torres responded by saying ‘hello’ but stayed sitting on her bed,” the report reads. Officers then discovered a “badly” decomposing body in a second bedroom.

Police have not yet identified the victim or said how he apparently died. Police Lt. Paul Davis told USA TODAY the Lucas County coroner will work to identify the victim and his cause and manner of death. The case remained under investigation on Friday.

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