ARCHBOLD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student found dead in a cornfield after disappearing while riding her bicycle died of asphyxiation.
The Blade (http://bit.ly/2bfPpPA ) 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, http://www.toledoblade.com/