Dalton had reportedly been missing since July 27.
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After dumping the body, the bed sheets were burned to conceal the evidence, according to court documents.
Another person said Dalton had been hanging out using drugs “a couple weeks ago” and that was the last time he saw her alive.
Taken as evidence from the house were:
- four cell phones
- a marijuana pipe
- sheets and bedding
- blue gloves
- a green and yellow wheelbarrow
Detectives also obtained a search warrant for a cell phone from a man who may have had photos of Dalton’s dead body lying in the woods.
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An autopsy was conducted Monday on Dalton’s body at the Butler County Coroner’s Office, according to administrator Martin Schneider. The cause of death is listed as “pending” by the coroner’s office.
“Laws were broken and we are going to seek justice,” Middletown police Lt. Scott Reeve told this news outlet. “We expect to charge them in the future.”