Our bodies buried in basement of Columbus dwelling recognized


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Autopsies show the bodies of a man and woman found buried under concrete in the basement of a Columbus home were shot, according to a coroner in the Ohio capital.

The Franklin County Coroner’s Office released autopsies Monday identifying the victims as 48-year-old Tera Pennington and 52-year-old Columbus Henry Watson. DNA was used to identify them.

Their bodies were found by law enforcement officers in January. Watson and Pennington were reported missing on the same day in August 2018.

Autopsies show Pennington was shot once in the neck and Watson twice in the head. Their bodies were dismembered before being buried under concrete.

Both had narcotics in their system when they were killed, according to autopsies.

The authorities did not say whether there were any suspects in the killings.