2 arrested in Aurora after body found near Michigan road

RIGA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man and woman are jailed in Aurora in connection with the slaying of a 45-year-old Ohio man whose body was found near a roadside in southern Michigan.

The Monroe News reports Thursday that the 39-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were arrested Friday in Aurora, and face extradition back to Michigan. Police say they are from Toledo, Ohio. Their names were not released pending arraignment.

James Wappner’s body was found Dec. 4 in Lenawee County’s Riga Township after someone noticed something just off a highway and called authorities.

A cause of death for Wappner has not been released. Wappner was from Toledo.

Riga Township is northwest of Toledo and along the Michigan state line with Ohio.

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