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Man in Arrested in Grant Co. After Wife Found Dead in Sharonville, Oh.

A man is in jail in Grant County accused of tampering with a corpse after his wife was found dead in Sharonville, Oh.

Lea Ann Smothers, 38, was found dead behind a dumpster in a trailer park, according to media reports. Sharonville Police called the death suspicious.

Smothers was found naked, with blood coming from her nose and mouth. Police said that there wasn't any apparent trauma beyond that, though.

Later, Brian Smothers, 39, was arrested in Grant County after being located at his father's house. 

Neighbors report that the Smothers marriage was troubled and they fought often.

WCPO reported that Smothers is charged with abuse of a corpse. He is being held as a fugitive from another state at the Grant County Jail.

This story will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

Photo: Brian Smothers (via Grant Co. Jail)

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