Miranda King, on the left, and Robert Beine, on the right, appear inset against an image of the wooded area where a man’s body was found in Columbus, Ohio. (Columbus Police Department; Screengrab via WBNS)
A couple on the run from state and federal law enforcement were taken into custody on Thursday for the alleged murder of a man whose body was found alight in a fire pit earlier this summer.
On July 8, during the early morning hours, someone noticed a “suspicious fire” in the woods near South High Street in the Hungarian Village neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, and called the police.
On Aug. 20, the Franklin County Municipal Court issued arrest warrants for Miranda King, 24, and Robert Beine, 42, on charges of murder and gross abuse of a corpse over the slaying of William Hamblin, 43, and the alleged subsequent efforts to cover up his violent death.