2 Accused Of Putting Body In Suitcase, Dumping It After Drug Overdose


UPDATED: Friday July 19, 2013 11:50 AM

Two people are accused of dumping a man's body following a drug overdose in February.

The body of Nathan P. Birdsall, 32, was discovered in a Dumpster near Sierra Ridge and Ponderosa Drives.

Police have now charged Deshawn M. Gray, 32, and Kimberly Hickok, 32, for dumping Birdsall's body.

According to investigators, Birdsall overdosed in a hotel room at the Best Western on Airport Drive.

Police accused Gray and Hickok of putting his body in a suitcase. Gray allegedly threw the body into the Dumpster.

The two were arrested Thursday afternoon.

Gray faces abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence charges. Hickok is charged with tampering with evidence for removing syringes from the hotel.

Authorities say Gray is a known heroin trafficker.

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