COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)–She filed a missing persons report, she saw a text that made her worry about her son’s well-being, she went to the home on South Champion Avenue where she thought he was, and then she learned he was dead inside.
This week has been a nightmare for Valerie Edwards, whose son Demitrious was murdered.
“I knew in the days before, that is why I kept going back and forth, and they were trying to get his body out of that home but couldn’t because I kept going back,” Edwards said.
The “they” Edwards refers to is Danyell Florida, 37, and Kalene Bartlett, 22. They were arrested in Youngstown and charged with abuse of a corpse.
“I feel like they didn’t have to do that to him, she should have told me what happened,” Edwards said. “I talked to her. They don’t need to get out for what they did to him.”
What they did, and if they had any help in doing it will play out in the coming weeks as this investigation remains open.
But Edwards is convinced there are more involved.