Suspect arrested in connection with woman's burning body held on $1 million bond


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    A man arrested in connection with a woman's burning body found in an Upper Arlington park is now being held on $1 million after prosecutors argued he is a flight risk and danger to the community.

    Bobbie Simpson's body was found burning in a creek bed in Burbank Park on Sunday, October 14th. Mohamed Abdullahi, 27, was arrested and charged with abuse of a corpse and arson in connection with the 23-year-old's death.

    Court documents show investigators determined Simpson’s body wasn’t burning for very long, saying her body was on fire only a few minutes before the 911 call. They say police were able to get fingerprints and run a DNA swab, and it matched with the suspect.

    The judge ordered a $1 million bond and ordered Abdullahi to stay away from Simpson’s family and the witness. Abdullahi pleaded not guilty.

    He was also charged with OVI at the time of his arrest; the bond for that was set at $100,000.

    A preliminary hearing was set for November 1st.

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