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YOUNGSTOWN, OH – A Ohio man has been accused of killing, dismembering and stashing his live-in girlfriends body in a freezer before moving in a new girl to take her place.

Arturo Novoa, 31, asked his landlord if he could store a freezer in his basement since his power was turned off and he “didn’t want his freezer full of meat to spoil.

A few days after, the landlord’s wife, short on ground meat for spaghetti and meatballs, thought it wouldn’t hurt to borrow some meat from Novoa’s fridge and return it later.

She removed 3 small screws that held a padlock and opened the freezer door. After seeing the freezer contained black garbage bags, she immediately closed the freezer and called her husband because she had “a funny feeling about it.”

The husband returned home, opened one of the bags and called police after finding the bag contained a frozen, human foot.

The coroner would later confirm the foot belonged to 28-year-old Shannon Graves, Novoa’s live-in girlfriend who was last seen in February but not reported missing until June 22nd.

Per court records, Katrina Layton, 34, moved into Novoa’s home immediately after Graves went missing, and took on Grave’s possessions like they were her own.

“Basically, Miss Layton moved in with Mr. Novoa and started living her life,” Dana Lantz, the prosecutor, said in a telephone interview with Reuters. “She didn’t hold herself out to be Shannon, she just lived her life, using her phone, caring for her dog.”

Layton told police that she purchased the freezer from Walmart at the beginning of July and gave Novoa an extension cord to use to plug it in.

Both Novoa and Layton have been arrested and each jailed on $1-million bond. They have both been charged with the abuse of a corpse, but more charges are expected to be filed once the cause of Grave’s death is determined.

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  • dammitall23

    That was cold, man.

  • WTFOMGLOL

    It’s so sad when a fromance goes cold…maybe she was frigid. But at least he found a new “single white female” to take her place entirely ….. a true friend helps you hide the body..

  • Sick cookie

  • I still want to know what’s going to happen to the dog

  • I thought he had a friend store the freezer?

  • He coulda hid the body in one of those nostrils. Goddamn.

  • Robyn

    I must be so desensitized because the one thing that stood out was,..how is she going to pay meat back? and she literally broke into someone elses property, lol..

  • Jade Hatfield

    Someone was given the cold shoulder.

  • Jade Hatfield

    Ice princess.

  • Ann Roh

    WTF is wrong with this couple? On a tangent, I won’t be cooking rump roast for a long while.

  • itsknotme

    So. where does the evidence room officer keep the lunch anyway?

  • Keep it classy, Ohio… ????

  • Keep it classy, Ohio… ????

  • jansav

    “A few days after, the landlord’s wife, short on ground meat for spaghetti and meatballs, thought it wouldn’t hurt to borrow some meat from Novoa’s fridge and return it later.” Oh man, that’s funny. Good think he hadn’t ground her up, those would have been some freaky tasting meat balls. I would never let someone store a freezer with a padlock on it at my place. That’s just asking for trouble.

  • Ikr?

  • A little porky maybe, but not much different.

  • Add some Tony Creole, have a BBQ, and all the evidence is gone. And everyone is implicated into the crime, you get an insanity charge, into a sanatorium, out in five years.

  • Damn!! Landlord went through pulling screws to grab some ground beef. That’s pretty desperate.

  • PurpleAnn

    I know, right! Never leave your diary unattended around her. I wonder if she ever got around to making that sketti?

  • PurpleAnn

    “the other white meat”

  • PurpleAnn

    Sounds like the new girlfriend helped with the murder. She is using all of Shannon’s things because she knows that Shannon ain’t coming back.

  • man thats just cold

  • Murder aside. I’d be pissed at the landlady for unlocking my freezer with the intent to steal.

  • Sejanus

    Freeze off his legs and dominant arm with liquid nitrogen.

  • Diva of Destruction

    Ugh. Keeping the body in your apartment. Murder 101 get rid of the body as soon as possible.

  • salepo

    So where was the body from February to July?

  • Old Man Metal

    This is EXACTLY why I don’t trust landlords! “Borrow”, my ass! he’d have never seen that ground beef again. In fact, that would be my defense. “I knew that bitch was stealing my meat, so I figured I’d teach her a lesson…”

  • PurpleAnn

    Great job on these articles, Caustic!

  • Josh

    Q: how do you cook a kidney?
    A: boil the piss out of it.

  • Josh

    The freezer for 3B had the meatballs….

  • Josh

    History tends to repeat itself and I don’t know how she could handle the ex girl hanging around after the breakup.

  • BG

    There is something seriously nasty about the new girlfriend. Ain’t NO dick, I don’t care how many orgasms he gives you, is worth covering up a murder…

  • WTFOMGLOL

    ohhh… I don’t know about that … 😉

  • BG

    My ex could perform, for hours, I hear ya, I’m STILL not covering up a murder for him. Triple digit O’s be damned, I’m NOT catching a murder rap for it! LOL! 😉

  • Thank you!

  • mean birch

    Chilling.

  • PurpleAnn

    If he’ll do it with you, he’ll do it to you (cheating). Probably applies to murder, too.

  • PurpleAnn

    Hahaha! Damn, I love your sense of humor. I bet you know some good Dahmer jokes.

  • Josh

    Dahmer, there is a guy that liked finger sandwiches and mixed nuts.

  • Josh

    You forgot to mention the size.

  • Josh
  • Josh
  • PurpleAnn

    What did Jeffrey Dahmer do after he dumped his boyfriend?
    Wiped his ass!

  • Ann Roh

    You always know the exact right thing to say, without saying anything at all…

  • Inferus

    Now that’s what I call leftovers.

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    No I didn’t,,, 😉

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  • Heather_Simpson

    What a sick son of a bitch. First of all, Youngstown is GHETTO as all get out, so I am not really surprised by this at all. I’m from Ohio, and people from Cleveland call Youngstown ghetto as hell, so there’s that.
    They were probably going behind the original girlfriend’s back and messing around. I bet you she had something to do with the disappearance of the original girlfriend. I, too, would love to know what happened to the dog.
    They both need to be locked in a damn freezer in their underwear. Bastards.