Parents of baby found dead in well are charged with murder

June 14, 2019

OTWAY, Ohio (AP) — The parents of a 4-month-old boy found dead in an Ohio well have been indicted on charges including aggravated murder, kidnapping and corpse abuse.

A Scioto (seye-OH’-tuh) County grand jury indicted 39-year-old Jessica Groves and 41-year-old Daniel Groves, of Otway, on Friday in the death of their infant son, Dylan.

They are scheduled for arraignment on Monday. Court records listed no attorneys for the couple, who were arrested earlier this week.

The baby’s body was found in a well about 30 feet (9 meters) deep in Otway. That’s about 75 miles (120 kilometers) south of Columbus. Authorities haven’t disclosed a cause of death.

Authorities say Dylan had been removed from his parents’ custody when he was born with drugs in his system but was later returned to his father.

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