ELYRIA – A woman who police believed was kidnapped Monday from an Elyria home has been found dead in the trunk of a car in Darke County.
Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said Darke County Sheriff’s deputies have taken the man suspected of taking Linnea Satterfield against her will into custody following a car crash near Greenville, Ohio, which is north of Dayton.
Costantino said deputies received a call about an impaired driver and when they arrived they found the 2001 Buick LeSabre that Roy E. Owens Jr. was believed to be driving in a ditch. He said Owens was outside of the vehicle in his underwear and socks and held a knife to his wrists and throat before deputies were able to take him into custody.
A search of the car turned up the body of the 56-year-old Satterfield, Costantino said. He said the exact cause of death is not yet known and an autopsy is being scheduled.
Satterfield’s sister, Michele Plumley, reported her missing Monday after a friend was unable to reach the woman, who had been having problems with Owens, her ex-boyfriend.
A search of Owens’ home turned up signs of a struggle and blood, including on a knife.
Police had asked for the public’s help in locating both Satterfield and Owens as well as the car.
Read Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.
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