Reeve said officials believe the woman found Tuesday had been dead for two to three days.
Bond was set at $210,000 this morning for Slaton. He is charged with gross abuse of a corpse, failure to report a crime or death and tampering with evidence, police said. More charges are possible once the autopsy is complete and the case is reviewed by the Butler County Prosecutor’s Office, said Maj. Scott Reeve from the Middletown Division of Police.
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Slaton’s arraignment this morning in Middletown Municipal Court was continued until July 8, and Judge James Sherron set the cash, surety or property bond. Slaton remains in the Middletown City Jail this morning, according to records.
The woman was not identified, and it’s not immediately known how she died, police said.