Howard Eubank smelled it when he crawled in through the window of his mother’s house after being locked out. Then he saw the maggots.
Eubank found decomposed human remains inside plastic containers and sent a text message to his mom, Marcia Eubank, 49, to ask what was inside. She told him it was his dad, News 5 reported citing investigators.
“I just found out my mom killed my dad and I found the pieces of his body in the house,” Eubank said when he called the police.
Deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the one-story home on the 3300 block of Linda Street on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 9.
“This was a very gruesome scene,” Sheriff Steve Barry told News 5. “Very disturbing.”
The medical examiner’s office identified the remains as belonging to Howard L. Eubank, 54, who lived with his wife in the home.
Marcia Eubank was not on the property when deputies searched the home. She was eventually located in a Walmart parking lot and arrested after being questioned, News 5 reported.
According to the sheriff, Eubank appeared relieved after the arrest, Fox 8 reported.
In response to a question about why Eubank kept the remains, the sheriff said “I really can’t go into that. She explained to detectives her reasons,” Akron Beacon reported.
Eubank was charged with one count of murder and her bail was set at $1 million during a Monday afternoon hearing at Barberton Municipal Court. The woman told the judge that she does not have money for a lawyer.
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Investigators believe that Eubank killed her husband on June 13 by shooting him in the back of the head. She then dismembered the body using tools and stored the pieces in several containers.
“We believe we have the tools, as well as the actual murder weapon,” Barry told Akron Beacon Journal.
According to court records, Eubank confessed to killing and dismembering her husband.
Eubank worked for a local nursing home until 2013. She graduated Green High School in 1987, according to her Facebook page.
Bill Channel, a neighbor, told Akron Beacon Journal that Marcia was very quiet.
“You would never, ever figure anything like that would be going on here,” he said.
Howard Eubank’s page shows that he married Marcia Eubank in 1994. He posted a photo last year of himself last year.
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