Slain Ohio college student died of asphyxiation, was bound

ARCHBOLD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student found dead in a cornfield after disappearing while riding her bicycle died of asphyxiation.

The Blade ( ) newspaper in Toledo reports an autopsy says Sierah Joughin (JAW’-gihn) was found handcuffed and bound with rope on July 22, three days after she was last seen east of Toledo.

Authorities have charged 57-year-old James Worley of with aggravated murder and abduction in the killing of the 20-year-old University of Toledo student.

Worley’s attorney has declined to comment.

Authorities said in court documents they found zip ties and a ski mask in Worley’s truck and removed handcuffs, rope and tape from his property.

He was convicted of abduction in 1990 after a 26-year-old woman said she was biking alone near Toledo when Worley hit and handcuffed her.


Information from: The Blade,

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