Toledo man arrested in Georgia in connection with Findlay woman's overdose death

Toledo man arrested in Georgia in connection with Findlay woman's overdose death

(WTOL) - A Toledo man has been arrested as the third suspect involved in the February overdose death of Danielle Rice.

Anthony T. Whitiker, 43, was arrested at a community swimming pool in Fairburn, Georgia.

Rice, 28, was found dead Feb. 4 on a roadside northeast of Findlay. Reports indicate her body was found wrapped in two plastic garbage bags in a ditch along Cass Township 215,

Whitiker was indicted by a Hancock County Grand Jury in May on charges of involuntary manslaughter, corrupting another with drugs, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and rape in connection with Rice's death.

Whitaker also has warrants issued by Wood County for failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

He is currently incarcerated in the Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia waiting for extradition to Ohio.

The arrest was made due to a joint effort by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the US Marshal's Office.

Two other people have been arrested in the case and were charged in Hancock County Common Pleas Court in May. Desirae Bright, 40, of Findlay pleaded not guilty to charges of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Dawn Jones, 38, of Findlay, has been charged with abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and permitting drug abuse.

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