Man accused of killing woman, dumping body in mine shaft

9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago June 07, 2016 Jun 7, 2016 Tuesday, June 07 2016 Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:24:14 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

JOPLIN (AP) — A southwest Missouri man is accused of strangling a woman and dumping her body down a mine shaft on his employer's property near Joplin.

The Joplin Globe reports 53-year-old Todd Greathouse of Webb City was charged Monday with first-degree murder in the death of a 61-year-old woman who was his tenant.

Investigators say Greathouse got into an argument with Dunn on May 29 at a home she rented from him and choked her until she lost consciousness. They say he drove her body to an abandoned mine on property owned by the operator of Hillbilly Pumping and Hauling, tied her to a rock and dumped her into the mine shaft filled with water.

Greathouse will be arraigned Thursday, where he is expected to seek an appointed attorney.

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