NEW DETAILS: Man indicted in case where remains were found in burned Dayton garage

Kwasi Casey, 40, was found dead months after his kidnapping. CONTRIBUTED
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Kwasi Casey, 40, was found dead months after his kidnapping. CONTRIBUTED

An indictment filed Friday accused a man of killing a person whose remains were found in a burned garage in Dayton.

Ryan Reese, 24, was indicted on four counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of extortion, two counts of felonious assault and one count of gross abuse of a corpse in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

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Reese is charged in connection to the disappearance and death of Kwasi Casey. According to an indictment filed in the case, Reese is accused of terrorizing and inflicting serious physical harm onto his victim. He was not listed in the Montgomery County Jail on Friday afternoon.

Casey was first reported as missing July 7 after police received a report of a suspicious person near Hilary Avenue and Eleanor Avenue. During the investigation, officers determined it appeared that Casey had been kidnapped.

A detective was called to investigate, the Dayton homicide squad responded and the police department said it asked the FBI for assistance.

The department said the investigation led to “several persons of interest” interviewed about Casey’s disappearance, and two were arrested on unrelated charges.

On Sept. 26, police were called to investigate human remains reported inside a Dayton garage on Fountain Avenue that had burned to the ground earlier that month in a fire considered to be suspicious. The remains were identified Oct. 12 as Casey by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

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Later, Dayton Police Officer Timothy Liddy made a controversial social media post about Casey, saying in part that “Karama finally got Kwasi.” A screenshot of the post went viral in the community, and the officer resigned, citing personal health issues.

An indictment true bill filed in the case says that Reese’s alleged crimes took place between July 7 and Sept. 26.