PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A woman whose burning body was discovered Monday morning in Perry Township was part of investigation into alleged elder abuse.
A police officer early Monday found a van belonging to 60-year-old Ardes Bauman of Salem. Not far away on Egypt Road, the officer found the woman's burning body.
It could take weeks or even months to determine an exact cause of death.
21 News has confirmed that Bauman was going to be part of an investigation in Salem dealing with alleged abuse related to her 91-year-old mother.
On October 13th, another family member went to the home in Salem and found Bauman's 91-year-old mother malnourised and not properly care for. Bauman was her mother's primary care-giver.