On March 13, Gene Scott, 46, of Columbus, appeared in court virtually in connection with the death of Renee Benedetti over one and a half months ago, WCMH reported.
A complaint filed in Franklin County Municipal Court and obtained by the station claims that on Jan. 29, Scott and Benedetti got into a dispute at their apartment in Clintonville and Scott allegedly began choking her.
After Benedetti was dead, Scott allegedly rolled up her body in a rug and then disposed of it at a landfill in Georgetown, police said.
Investigators identified Scott as a suspect in Benedetti’s murder as early as Feb. 8, court documents show, and he was arrested in Kentucky not long after a search of his property allegedly turned up a weapon with no serial number.
Scott, a convicted felon, was initially charged on illegal firearm possession charges, officials said.
The victim’s remains were located on March 9. Scottt is now facing a murder charge in connection with Benedetti’s death.
Scott was ordered to have no contact with the victim’s family and ordered held on $1 million bond.
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