Suspect now charged with murder for Champion Ave. homicide

Danyell Florida (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
Danyell Florida (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One of the suspects previously charged in connection with a homicide on Champion Avenue is now charged with murder.

According to Columbus Police, 37-year-old Danyell Florida is accused of murdering 28-year-old Dametrious L. Edwards at a home on Champion Avenue in Columbus.

Kalene Bartlett (Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
Kalene Bartlett (Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

Kalene Bartlett, 22, faces a charge of abuse of a corpse.

Edwards was found Sunday afternoon in the basement of the Champion Avenue home.

According to court documents, he suffered severe trauma and was wrapped in plastic. Police believe he had been dead for several days.

Bartlett and Edwards were arrested Monday night in Mahoning County. They remain in the Mahoning County jail until they can be transferred to Columbus. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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