A Cedar Hill woman reported missing Friday was found dead in the trunk of her own vehicle in Ohio Saturday.
Cedar Hill police said a concerned family member reported the woman missing Friday night after they had not heard from her, or her child, in a couple of days.
At about midnight Saturday, police in Mansfield, Ohio were asked to check a home for the missing woman and found her vehicle parked in front of the home. They said a man, identified as Dequalan Dejuan Harris, said he had not seen the woman since Thursday when he picked up a child in Texas.
Police tried detaining Harris but he fought with officers and attempted to run away. Mansfield police chased Harris a short distance and used a stun gun to bring him into custody.
Ohio officers opened the trunk of the woman’s vehicle and found her dead. An autopsy is being performed to determine how she died.
Harris was taken to the Richland County Jail in Ohio and is charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and abuse of a corpse.
Cedar Hill police said the woman’s child was taken into protective custody and arrangements are being made to place the child with family members.