Judge issues $4M bond for Ellen Weik murder suspect

Posted at 9:45 AM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 09:45:15-04

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A judge issued a $4 million bond for the man accused of killing 23-year-old Ellen Weik.

Michael Strouse entered a not guilty plea Wednesday morning. He faces multiple charges in the death of Weik, whose body was found in a Liberty Township field last month.

Weik died of asphyxiation, according to court documents. She had been missing out of West Chester when her body was found.

Strouse stands charged with murder, aggravated murder, menacing by stalking, tampering with evidence, theft, gross abuse of a corpse, abuse of a corpse. A judge has issued a $2 million bond for Strouse Monday. 

Strouse is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 3 for a plea or trial setting.