Teen arrested for killing woman, raping corpse: Report

by Ellen Killoran

The woman was found dead in his Arkansas home

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on multiple charges after a woman was found dead in hisĀ Siloam Springs, Arkansas, home last week.

According to ArkansasOnline, Austin Grammer is facing felony charges of manslaughter, rape, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Police told KSFM news that Grammer is believed to have raped the dead body.

It is not yet know how the victim, 20-year-old Leslie Perry, died. She was found on February 17, after police responded to a call of a dead body at a home on Meadow Court in Siloam Springs. According to ArkansasOnline, the body was found at Grammer’s address.

Grammer was not charged until February 22, following an investigation.

He is currently being held without bond in the Benton County Jail until his April 3 arraignment.

Ellen is a seasoned journalist and former media & entertainment reporter with a taste for true crime. Formerly a senior editor at IBTimes, her work has appeared in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Maxim, NYMag, Indiewire, and more. She co-produced the HBO documentary "Youth Knows No Pain" and appeared in a documentary series that aired alongside the Lifetime movie "Manson's Lost Girls."