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Court docs: Woman hid 2-year-old granddaughter's body in freezer

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Posted at 3:42 PM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-11 10:29:09-04

CINCINNATI — A South Fairmount woman hid the body of her two-year-old granddaughter in a cooler, according to police. The circumstances of the girl’s death have not been disclosed.

LaTonya Austin, 42, stands charged with gross abuse of a corpse. Court documents based on police testimony claim she “placed the deceased body of her granddaughter…into multiple trash bags, then placed the bags into a cooler” on April 9, 2021.

Austin wouldn’t be arrested until May 9. She is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

During a Tuesday morning hearing, a judge set Austin's bond at $500,000.