Teen Accused of Murdering 98-Year-Old Woman and Hiding Her Body in Closet: ‘An Easy Target’

 

An Ohio 17-year-old is accused of murdering his 98-year-old neighbor whose body was found in a closet beneath a pile of clothing and other items, PEOPLE confirms.

According to a statement from Wadsworth police, the teen — whose name authorities are not releasing — is the lone suspect in the killing of Margaret Douglas. He is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and abuse of a corpse.

Douglas and the teen suspect lived in the same neighborhood, according to the statement.

Douglas was reported missing last week by a relative who’d been contacted by concerned friends saying they hadn’t seen the woman since April 3, the statement says.

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