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Woman charged in connection with slain Ohio mother

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Myisha Ferrell is charged with obstruction of justice; arraignment is Monday
FBI searches a woman's home, bags of items removed, neighbor says
Father of Davis' boy, policeman Bobby Cutts Jr., faces 2 murder counts
CNN source says Cutts led police to the body
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CANTON, Ohio (CNN) -- A woman has been charged with obstruction of justice in the case of the pregnant Ohio woman whose body was found over the weekend, the FBI said.

Myisha Ferrell is in the custody of the Stark County Sheriff's Department and will be arraigned on Monday, the FBI said.

The arrest comes on the same day officials confirmed the body they found Saturday is the body of pregnant Lake Township, Ohio, resident Jessie Marie Davis. The 26-year-old was reported missing more than a week ago.

In a phone recording, the examiner's office announced it had "positively identified the remains found," adding "fetal remains were also recovered."

The cause of death was pending, the office said. (Watch police announce discovery of body Video)

Davis had been due to give birth in early July when she disappeared. She was last heard from June 13.

The examiners began the autopsy Sunday after the body was recovered in an area of Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Summit County.

Officials have been tight-lipped about exactly where the body was found and how it was discovered.

On Sunday, a source close to the investigation told CNN that Canton police patrolman Bobby Cutts Jr., 30, led police to the body. (Listen to Cutts discuss the investigation June 19 Video)

Authorities declined to confirm that.

Officers on Saturday arrested Cutts and charged him with two counts of murder -- one for allegedly killing Davis and the other for allegedly killing her near-term fetus.

Cutts was the father of Davis' 2-year-old son, Blake. He also fathered two other children with two separate women.

Asked by a newspaper reporter prior to the discovery of Davis' body whether he was expecting a second child with Davis, he said, "Possibly, yes."

He is set to appear Monday for arraignment in Canton Municipal Court.

The identification of Davis' body ended a search by thousands of volunteers.

The search was launched after family members and police could not contact Davis. Upon entering her home, Davis' mom found her son wandering alone in a dirty diaper and the house in disarray. Furniture was broken, a lamp was toppled over and bleach had been spilled on the floor, police said. (Map)

There were no signs of forced entry, and Davis' car keys and purse were in the home. But her cell phone and a comforter were missing, police said.

Another woman's home searched

Also on Sunday, FBI agents searched a woman's home in Canton and confiscated multiple bags of items Saturday evening, the woman's upstairs neighbor said Sunday. It's unclear at this time if that woman is Myisha Ferrell.

Hours after police recovered Davis' body and arrested Cutts, FBI agents used a battering ram to break down the door, said Justin Lindstrom, who lives in an adjacent duplex.

The owner was not present during the search, said Lindstrom, who added that agents asked him to call them if he heard from or saw his neighbor.

Lindstrom added that, during the week prior to Saturday, investigators had visited the home multiple times.

He said that, at one point during their searches, they asked him about a bed comforter they found in the building's laundry room.

Lindstrom said he told them it was his. Investigators have been on the lookout for a comforter belonging to Davis since discovering it was missing during a search of her home.

An FBI official told CNN Sunday that agents were continuing to search "multiple locations in the disappearance of Jessie Davis" and that they "continue to talk to people involved in the case that may have information that can help the investigation."

CNN's Jim Acosta contributed to this report.



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