Two people are charged with murder after motel guest’s complaints about a vile smell led to the discovery of a body stuffed under a bed
28-year-old Jessica Flood was strangled on June 20 and left under bed, cops say
Body found in the same room where a guest had complained of a terrible stench
Aaron Thornton, 30, and Jennifer Harrington, 33, are charged with her murder
They are both recovering from gunshot wounds related to drug deal gone wrong
Aaron Thornton, [left], and Jennifer Harrington, [right], have been charged with first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment in death of Jessica Flood
Two people have been charged with murder after complaints about an awful odor led to the discovery of a body stuffed under a Michigan motel bed for five days.
Authorities say 28-year-old Jessica Flood was strangled on June 20. Her body was found Monday under a bed at the Great Western Inn in Mount Morris Township, near Flint, following a complaint from a customer in the same room.
Aaron Thornton, 30, and Jennifer Harrington, 33, are charged with first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment.
Aaron Thornton appeared before a judge Tuesday for arraignment while he remains hospitalized, recovering from serious wounds sustained in Friday’s shooting.
Jennifer Harrington was arraigned on Wednesday, both on first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment
Victim Jessica Flood
Two Burton, Mich., residents have been charged with first-degree murder and unlawful imprisonment after a body was found stuffed under a bed in a Michigan motel following complaints from a guest in the same room
Burton residents Aaron Thornton, 30, and Leanne Harrington, 33, both were formally charged with murder on Tuesday. They are accused of strangling 28-year-old Jessica Flood of Flint in a motel room on June 20.
Flood’s body was found hidden under a bed in the motel room on Monday — five days after she allegedly was killed — after another guest checked into the room and smelled a foul odor.
Police say they were familiar with the victim. They appeared in court this week and were denied bond.
Separately, they are recovering from gunshot wounds in an unrelated incident linked to a drug deal gone bad.
Court records indicate Thornton and Harrington do not have attorneys yet who could be contacted for comment.
The Great Western Inn has been the focus of trouble for years, according to Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green. The Great Western Inn [photo] has been the focus of trouble for years, according to Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green
‘I am investigating several deaths we believe were overdoses of young females and young males at this very exact hotel,’ he told ABC12.
People who live nearby said they had become used to drug-related activity around the motel, with ambulances and police cars seen outside on a regular basis.