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Police arrest second person after death of pregnant woman

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A former classmate of the man suspected of murdering a pregnant woman was arrested Sunday on an obstruction of justice charge, the FBI said.

Myisha Ferrell was arrested in the death of 26-year-old Jessie Davis after sheriff’s deputies and FBI agents broke down the door of her apartment Saturday night, agent Scott Wilson said.

The Stark County Sheriff’s Department refused to discuss the arrest, saying any information made public would hurt their case. Ferrell was to be arraigned Monday, Wilson said.

The Summit County medical examiner identified a body found in Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Sunday as that of Davis. The dead, nearly full-term fetus was still in her womb.

Thousands of volunteers searched for Davis for several days, while investigators questioned Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, a police officer who is Davis’ boyfriend and has an estranged wife. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Davis’ relatives have said they believed Cutts, of North Canton, was the father of both Blake and the fetus Davis was carrying.

Justin Lindstrom, 27, an upstairs neighbor of Ferrell’s, said officers spent two hours searching the woman’s apartment before leaving with several full, brown paper bags and bottles of bleach from the basement.

Wilson would not describe what the deputies seized or say how Ferrell might have been involved.

Davis’ body was found in an area known as Top O’ the World because of its elevation. The area contains a dirt road, a small dirt parking area and a couple of benches overlooking a grassy field.

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