Murder Charges Filed In Body Pulled From River

by Erika Brooks on April 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

Authorities say murder charges have been filed in Morgan County following last week’s body found in the Muskingum River.

Following an investigation, Morgan County Sheriff Tom Jenkins says 46-year-old Lisa Kangas was killed by her 22-year-old son, Jacob Harrod Tuesday night but authorities had no knowledge of the incident until her death was reported Thursday evening, her body was pulled from the river Friday morning.

Harrod has been charged with murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. He is currently in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail awaiting further proceedings, his bond is set at $750,000 cash.