Who was Dominic Allen? Missing 19-year-old's rotting corpse hidden in closet for 2 months by mom and husband
A Hamilton County grand jury handed down the indictment against Dominic's mom Kenya Stallworth. It contains one count of murder and one count of felonious assault.
WESTWOOD, OHIO: The mother of Dominic Allen, 19, whose body was found hidden inside the bedroom of a Westwood home in December 2020, has been charged with murder in her son’s death. Allen was reported missing after he had last been seen on September 26, 2020. Allen's mother, Kenya Stallworth, 39, and her husband, Robert Robb, 35, were arrested in December after authorities discovered a corpse concealed in their house on Fenton Ave.
A Hamilton County grand jury handed down the indictment against Stallworth on Tuesday, April 13. It contains one count of murder and one count of felonious assault. Authorities believe Allen was killed on or around September 26. His cause of death has not been released. Stallworth and Robb have been charged with gross abuse of a corpse and Stallworth is also charged with tampering with evidence.
According to a complaint filed on December 5, 2021: “John Doe” died in a bedroom of the home, and that Stallworth and Robb tried to hide the body by “placing clothing on the deceased, sealing the bedroom and attempting to dissipate any odors while allowing the body to decompose,” the Dayton Daily News reported. Marcus Allen, Dominic's father revealed that 72 days went by before Dominic was found inside Robb and Stallworth's home; it would take another seven months before the body was positively identified.
Cincinnati Police stated that the investigation was proceeding and further charges were possible. “She waited 10 days to file a police report. Then she stated that he wasn’t going to file a report because she thought I was going to do it,” Dominic's father said. Marcus said he talked to a friend of his son’s friend, who told him he hadn’t seen Allen since September 24, 2020.
Marcus spoke with FOX19 NOW and said an officer at the scene of Stallworth’s house in early December had told him there were signs Allen was tortured. “The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘What was going through your head when you all did whatever you all did? What happened for all of this to take place like this to the point where you all not only hide him under a pile of dirty clothes, you all sealed him in his bedroom?’” Marcus said.
Later, Marcus relayed a powerful message for those accused in his son’s death. “You all will get what you all got coming to you,” he said. “You all didn’t just take away my child. You took away the gift that God gave me. You took away my daughter’s best friend. You took away the nephew of all of my sisters and brothers. You all took him away from all of the people who loved him... and for what?” Marcus continued: “He loved helping everybody. He was a wonderful child. He was a happy child. I am proud to be his father.”
Stallworth is at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $100,000 bond since her arrest. Her defense attorney filed a motion for reduced bond last month in March, 2021 saying the bond was too large for the current charges, though the motion noted the prosecution had indicated other, more serious charges could be filed. Stallworth has a plea hearing on April 28, 2021.