A woman from Florida has been arrested on Thursday, Dec. 9, in relation to the murder of an aspiring musician in Ohio, with whom she is believed to have had some sort of intimate relations.

Chelsea Perkins, a 31-year-old woman from Pensacola, Florida, who was identified through a DNA sample retrieved from a water bottle, reportedly picked up her victim, Matthew John Dunmire, in a United States Coast Guard vehicle for a date in March, according to the Daily Beast.

Dunmire, who worked at a screenprinting shop, told co-workers that he was being picked up by a friend who was staying in Cleveland. His friends last saw him alive as he drove away with her. It is believed that the next day, Perkins killed Dunmire at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland 19 reported.

Her motivations for the murder are still unclear, as well as her relationship with Dunmire. There are reportedly text messages from Dunmire to his girlfriend insisting that he did not sleep with Perkins on the morning of his death.

Perkins was identified by a pair of hikers in the area who noted how unusually casual her attire was as if it was not meant to be used for hiking. The two were asking about where they could find the Terra Vista Cemetery.

Another couple also overheard gunshots while staying in the nature preserve and left, but not before seeing a car that matched Perkins’.

The suspect allegedly left the body in the Terra Vista Cemetery to be discovered by hikers. A few hours later, she was in Michigan, at a place called Family Ink, to get a tattoo. The body was found on March 7. Perkins has reportedly been suspect in the murder since the end of March. However, for unaccounted reasons, she has only been arrested now.

Dunmire had two kids, who are now currently staying in Virginia with their family.

“He always seemed so happy, and it just made my day,” Jaimee Magyaros, Dunmire’s co-worker and friend, said. “I’m pretty picky about the people who I become friends with, and he was one of the people I felt like I could really connect with.”

Perkins has not made a statement regarding the arrest. If convicted, she could spend the rest of her life in prison.

Chelsea Perkins has been arrested on Thursday in Florida for the March 6 murder of Ohio resident Matthew John Dunmire, who was found dead in the Terra Vista Cemetery. This is a representational image. Drew Farwell/Unsplash.

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