Police find a dead woman inside a trunk of a car in Mansfield

Police find a dead woman inside a trunk of a car in Mansfield

MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) - The Mansfield Division of Police found a dead woman inside the trunk of a car on Saturday. Police said around midnight they were contacted by a police department in Texas, Cedar Hill Police asked them to check a residence for a missing woman from Texas.

Officers from Mansfield responded to Woodridge Drive and found the missing woman's vehicle. Police said they made contact with a man who advised he had not seen the missing woman since Thursday when he picked up a child at her place in Texas.

Investigators said the Cedar Hill Police wanted him detained, a struggle ensued as he fought with officers and attempted to run away. After a short foot pursuit and a taser deployment, he was taken into custody.

During the investigation police found a dead woman inside of the missing woman's vehicle. An autopsy has been scheduled and the body has not been identified yet. Dequalan Dejuan Harris of Cedar Hill has been charged with Obstructing Official Business, Resisting Arrest and Abuse of a Corpse.

Anyone with information about this situation is asked to contact 419-755-9761 or 419-755-9748.

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