Suspect arrested in death of woman found in Geneva landfill


NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-Team confirmed Monday that a suspect has been arrested in the murder of a North Royalton woman.

Cari Smith’s body was found in a landfill on Friday, June 25, in Geneva.

Employees at the Waste Management landfill found it in one of the inbound loads Friday morning, the company said.

The Ashtabula County Coroner’s Office tells the FOX 8 I-Team that the Smith’s body has been turned over to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The suspect was arrested Friday in Geauga County after a traffic stop.

Richard Muncie, Jr., Parma Municipal Court, June 28, 2021, FOX 8 photo

The sheriff’s office says Richard Muncie Jr. was driving the victim’s car.

Muncie Jr. appeared in Parma Municipal court Monday morning.

He’s being held without bond on a murder charge.

Stay with FOX 8 for new information as the story develops.

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