Earthly body located; Samantha Greenlee 22 - Columbus, Ohio
Murder suspect Jacob Ferrero was riding with Columbus police homicide detectives about 2 a.m. yesterday. He directed them east across Franklin County, away from the Far West Side apartment that he shared with Samantha Greenlee, a 22-year-old woman who had told her family she was 3 months' pregnant with Ferrero's child.
Just east of Madison Christian Church at 3565 Bixby Rd. in Groveport, Ferrero directed detectives to stop and pull into a gravel drive.
It was the church's rustic outdoor chapel, just a few wooden benches and an altar clustered within a grove of towering maples.
They walked from there, following Ferrero to some brush beside a cornfield, right to the spot where he had buried Greenlee in a shallow grave 10 days before.
"I guess you don't forget something like that," said homicide detective Jay Fulton, who had been driving.
The discovery was a grim end to the search for Greenlee, a woman who relatives said had left her troubled relationship with Ferrero only to return to him with the hope that they might become a family.
"She was trying to get the relationship to work because of the baby," said Estellia Sheridan, a cousin of Greenlee's. "She was so happy about the baby."