published Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Tennessee couple dead in bizarre murder-suicide

Man suspected of killing, hiding girlfriend in trash can in basement wall

Metro detectives are trying to figure out why a South Nashville man killed his girlfriend, shoved her remains into an odor-proof trash can, and then shot himself days afterward.

In what police call a “bizarre, elaborate murder-suicide” plot, the couple was found dead a week after officers initially went to the home to check on the woman.

Authorities found the bodies of Jesse Meece, 45, and who they presume to be Beth Jacobs Straub, 45, on Monday afternoon after officers stopped at Meece’s home on Ilawood Drive after his mother called police and said he hadn’t shown up for work.

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