Police: Body found in trunk after Youngstown man fled to Niagara Falls

Man arrested in Niagra Falls after a body was found in his trunk/WKBN

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WKBN) – Police took a Youngstown man into custody after they said he fled from the city to Niagara Falls, New York on Wednesday. Investigators found a woman’s body in the trunk of his car.

The investigation led officers all over Youngstown, trying to piece it together.

Police said they got a call around 4:30 p.m. from a man who said his brother — JeShawn Elliot — told him he just stabbed his girlfriend — Anvia Mickens — and was headed to Niagara Falls to commit suicide.

“We spoke to the brother, the initial caller, and we obtained a name for the girlfriend. We spoke to her mother and she also confirmed that she’s been missing,” Lt. Doug Bobovnyik said.

Mickens’ mother filed a missing persons report for her 28-year-old daughter and Youngstown police put out a nationwide pick-up on Elliot.

Police went to the mother’s house on Bradley Lane to begin their investigation.

Meanwhile, officers found Mickens’ car downtown, outside of where she works — but she was nowhere to be found.

They then moved on to a home in the 200 block of Outlook Avenue, where Elliot lives. It was a crime scene Wednesday evening and tons of police were there.

Police in Niagara Falls found Elliot’s silver Chevy Malibu around 7 p.m. at the Tony Romas hotel. Upon searching the car, they found a woman’s body in the trunk.

Officers found Elliot about a block away and took him to the hospital for evaluations.

Investigators in both Youngstown and Niagara Falls are still trying to determine where the woman was killed. At this point, they cannot say if the body is that of Mickens.

“The next steps that we will be taking is to interview the suspect and process the contents of the vehicle, and see if we can determine the direction they arrived here, what time they arrived here, and things of that nature, as well as what it was that led to the death of this woman,” said E. Bryan Dalporto, superintendent of police for the Niagara Police Department.

He couldn’t say what police found inside Elliot’s house or if anything pointed to where the murder happened.

WDTN.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s