Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend, leaving her body in Big Darby Creek


A jury has convicted a Columbus man in the death of his ex-girlfriend whose body was found inside a recycling bin in Big Darby Creek last year.

Andrew McGowan was found guilty of murder, kidnapping, aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence.

McGowan killed Gabriel Hinojosa, stuffed her in a trash can and partially submerged it into Big Darby Creek in Grove City.

McGowan and Hinojosa had a child together.

McGowan will face a sentencing hearing on April 13, 2018.