The Summit County Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment against the man accused of murdering girlfriend and their five-year-old son.
TALLMADGE, Ohio - The investigation continues into the deaths of a Tallmadge woman and her 5-year-old who were found dead in a wooded area on Saturday.
The bodies, which were wrapped in blankets and put in a duffel bag, were identified as 31-year-old Wendy Ralston and her son Peyton. The mother and son lived in a duplex on Stone Creek Drive and were reported missing on Aug. 7.
On Tuesday, Tallmadge police said the bodies were being sent to an anthropologist at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. Investigators hope this expert will be able to answer questions like when and how Ralston and her son died.
Police also said on Tuesday that officers have been called to Ralston's house several times for domestic issues between her and her 39-year-old boyfriend. The live-in boyfriend, who is a person of interest, is Peyton's father. According to police, Ralston had a protection order against him at one time.
"Wendy was a good kid and she tried to be a good kid and her mother loved her with all her heart," said Ona Walters, a neighbor of Wendy Ralston's mother.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations is assisting in the case and spent several hours searching the wooded area near Ralston's house. Police said there are massive amounts of evidence in the investigation.
A judge has set bond at $1 million Friday for the suspect in the murder of Tallmadge woman Wendy Ralston and her 5-year-old son, Peyton.
Police have charged a suspect in the murder of Tallmadge woman Wendy Ralston and her 5-year-old son, Peyton.
Police say the boyfriend of Wendy Ralston is a suspect in the double-murder. Ralston and her son were found dead near their Tallmadge home.
A professor of anthropology at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania is examining the remains of a Tallmadge mother and her 5-year-old son.
Crime scene tape still hangs at the Tallmadge home of a woman and her 5-year-old son who were found dead over the weekend.
Wendy Ralston's live-in boyfriend called police reporting Ralston and their 5-year-old son Peyton missing, according to police reports.