ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county coroner has ruled the death of a woman who went missing for several weeks a homicide.
The Ashtabula Star Beacon reports the Ashtabula County Coroner's Office on Thursday said 23-year-old Rand Hilal al Dulaimi died from neck compression and a blunt-force head injury.
Al Dulaimi's body was found in a wooded area in Saybrook Township on July 24, two weeks after police say she went missing under suspicious circumstances. The wooded area is near the last place she'd been seen, her estranged husband's home.
The husband, 28-year-old Jeffrey Stanley, was arrested days after her disappearance on a probation violation and subsequently indicted on federal child pornography charges. A message was left Thursday with Stanley's public defender.
Ashtabula is roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) east of Cleveland.