Husband and wife indicted in body-in-freezer case in custody

YOUNGSTOWN — A husband and wife who were indicted Thursday by a Mahoning County grand jury for their suspected role in the death and dismemberment of a woman who was later found in a freezer are now in custody.

Andrew Herrmann, 27, and Michelle Lee Ihenfeld, also 27, both of Francisca Avenue, were both booked into the county jail early today, according to court records.

The pair were indicted by a grand jury along with Arturo Novoa, 32, of Mahoning Avenue, on 48 counts, including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, for the death last year of Shannon Elizabeth Graves, whose body was found in July in a freezer in Campbell.

Novoa was arrested shortly after Graves was found and charged with aggravated murder. The indictment Thursday accuses him, Hermann, Ihenfeld, a Jane Doe and two John Does, of helping to cover up Graves’ death.

The indictment said Novoa and Herrmann helped cut off Graves’ arms and legs and later dissolved her torso in a tub of acid, burned her belongings and sold some of her jewelry. All three are also accused of lying to police and just this month Ihenfeld is accused of threatening someone in the case.

The pair will be arraigned in common pleas court along with Novoa at a later date.

For the complete story, read Saturday's Vindicator and

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