Ex-boyfriend of Cleveland Hts. woman found dead in garbage can indicted on aggravated murder charge

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - The ex-boyfriend of a missing Cleveland Heights woman whose body was later discovered in a garbage can inside an abandoned Cleveland home has been indicted on multiple charges in connection with her death.

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Yaphet Bradley, 35, was charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, murder, felonious assault, domestic violence, gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Bradley was arrested last month in connection with the death of 31-year-old Miriam Johnson, who was reported missing on March 7. She was last seen by her family on Feb. 26.

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According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Bradley is the father of three of Johnson's four children. Bradley has a history of domestic violence charges involving Johnson, authorities said.

“It is very sad that four children are without a mother due to these barbaric actions,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.

Her body was found inside a garbage can in a house on the 7300 block of Chamberlain Avenue in Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood.

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A second suspect, Calvin Young, 24, was arrested for his alleged involvement in Johnson's death.

Investigators allege Young helped Bradley dispose of Johnson's body. Young was indicted on charges of aggravated burglary, gross abuse of a corpse, obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned in court on April 26.

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