Missing Elyria woman found dead in a trunk, police say - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Missing Elyria woman found dead in a trunk, police say

Linnea Satterfield (Source: Elyria Police) Linnea Satterfield (Source: Elyria Police)
Roy Owens, Jr. (Source: Elyria Police) Roy Owens, Jr. (Source: Elyria Police)
ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) -

The woman Elyria police have been searching for was found dead in the trunk of a car, according to deputies with the Darke County Sheriff's Office.

A Darke County Sheriff's deputy responded to car in a ditch on state Route 49 in Greenville, OH. Wednesday morning.

When police arrived they found the driver, 56-year-old Roy Owens, Jr., outside of his wrecked car holding a knife. He was impaired and wearing only underwear and socks. Police say Owens put the knife up to his neck and tried to cut his wrists. Deputies were eventually able to take Owens into custody. 

When deputies checked the trunk of his 2001 Buick LeSabre they located a dead body believed to be Linnea Satterfield.

Detectives from the Elyria Police Department are enroute to Greenville, OH to assist deputies from the Darke County Sheriff's office with the investigation. After receiving this information, detectives from the Elyria Police Department signed an additional arrest warrant against Owens for aggravated murder.

Satterfield, 56, was reported missing Monday, July 17, by her sister after nobody was able to get in contact with her. While searching her home detectives noticed that some sort of a struggle took place. Traces of blood were also found on the floor, according to Elyria Police.

After further investigation, Elyria police detectives believed that Owens, her estranged boyfriend, was holding Linnea against her will. 

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