Body found at park identified as missing Eaton woman

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Body found at park identified as missing Eaton woman

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that the body found in Art Van Atta Park on Monday is that of Aria Marie Spradling, who was reported missing on Oct. 16.

Eaton Police Chief Chad DePew confirmed the identification Tuesday night.

Spradling, of Eaton, was reported missing by her mother Oct. 16, according to DePew.

A police report said Spradling left her daughter with her mother on Sept. 29 before going to work in Dayton and never returned home. “(Spradling’s mother) has not heard from her since she called from work on that day,” the report said. “(Spradling’s mother) said Aria usually calls everyday to check on her daughter.”

Spradling was last seen near the 5000 block of North Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. where she worked as an exotic dancer, according to Vandalia Police.

Ken Betz, director of the coroner’s office, said his office used the assistance of a forensic dentist to help with identification of the body.

Eaton police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had been looking for Spradling after hair and clothing samples were found on Germantown Street, the scene of an apparent attack.

There is an arrest warrant for Spradling filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. She apparently had not been seen by her probation officer since Sept. 25. Spradling was sentenced to treatment in lieu of conviction in 2011 after being indicted on a theft charge.

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