A mother of five in Ohio has been charged in association with the shocking 2012 murder of Ashley Biggs, who was serving as a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver when she was supposedly lured to her death by the father of her child and his new wife.
Deputies with the New Franklin Police Department captured Erica Stefanko on Monday, close to 8 years after police tell that she supposedly set a fake Domino’s Pizza order to invite Biggs, 25, towards a secluded New Franklin business, where she was murdered.
36-year-old Stefanko who went by Erica Lyon at the moment of the crime is now suffering a number of charges, including aggravated murder and kidnapping, for her alleged association to the homicide
When Biggs, an army veteran, came at the location with the pizza delivery in June 2012, investigators tell she was attacked and choked with a four-foot-long zip tie by Chad Cobb — Stefanko’s then-husband and the father of Biggs’ child.
Cobb later packed Biggs’ body in the backseat of her car and left the vehicle in a cornfield in Chippewa Township, which is found in Wayne County, Ohio, police tell.
Police eventually found her body on June 21, 2012, and captured Cobb on that same day. In 2013, Cobb was sentenced but avoided the death penalty in a plea deal. He is currently completing life in prison without parole.
Investigators think at the moment of the gruesome murder, Biggs and Cobb were having an ongoing custody battle over their then-6-year-old daughter. The former pair were never married.
She is now meeting 12 charges, including homicide, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, tampering with evidence and ownership of criminal weapons.