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Man admits to killing West Chester woman with plastic wrap, then wrapping and dumping her body

Michael Strouse
Posted at 2:15 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 14:15:40-04

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A Liberty Township man has pleaded guilty to three charges in the death of a 23-year-old West Chester woman, WCPO media partner The Journal-News reports.

Michael Strouse, 29, appeared at a hearing Tuesday and pleaded guilty to murder, menacing by stalking and gross abuse of a corpse.

Strouse admitted to placing a plastic wrap over the head of Ellen “Ellie” Weik, killing her, wrapping her in a blanket and placing her body in a field across from his house.

Ellen Weik

Sentencing is scheduled for April 17. He faces 17.5 years to life in prison.