Ohio woman arrested for murder of pizza delivery driver in 2012 after luring her to a closed business with bogus order
A woman from Ohio has been arrested in connection to the 2012 murder of army veteran Ashley Biggs who was working as a Domino's pizza worker, News 5 Cleveland reported.
Erica Stefanko, 36, and now a mother of four, is suspected to have lured Biggs to the crime scene after calling with a sham pizza order to a closed business on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road around midnight on June 20, 2012, following which Biggs' ex-boyfriend and Stefanko's then-husband Chad Cobb strangled her to death with a four-foot-long zip tie.
She was 25 years old at the time and in a relationship with her girlfriend Brittany Dunson. They were soon going to tie the knot, Dunson had told Fox 8 in 2012. "Once you get to know her, she's the most bubbly, goofy person you would ever know. Her favorite thing was playing with her daughter," said Dunson. "She was my girlfriend. We were looking at rings, we were about to be engaged, she was my everything, my life. "
Her body was then abandoned in the backseat of a car in Wayne County. Cobb is serving life imprisonment and pled guilty as part of a plea deal in 2013. "I hate what she went through. I hate the way she went through it," Dunson had said, "Me and Grace will just heal together, knowing that she's safe."
Biggs and Cobb shared a child and he had been granted full custody in 2007. But at the time of the murder, they were embroiled in a bitter custody battle involving their 6-year-old daughter Grace. Biggs' body was found on June 21, 2012, and Cobb was arrested the same day. He owned a cable installation company. He had also reportedly pled guilty to a domestic violence charge in 2005.
Stefanko was reportedly indicted by a Summit County grand jury on a total of 12 charges, including aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, gross abuse of a corpse, felonious assault, retaliation, tampering with evidence, grand theft of a motor vehicle and possession of criminal tools. She was arrested during a traffic stop by the New Franklin police and the US Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force on Monday.
The resident of Rittman was at the time called Erica Lyon and took her husband's name after remarrying in 2015.