by Jennifer Sierra
The Dayton, Kentucky Police Department received a report on the autopsy of Stephen Reis today. Reis was found dead in a house on the 100 block of 6th Avenue September 5, 2015. The badly decomposed body had to be excavated from the home’s basement.
According to the autopsy report from Frankfort, Mr. Reis’ cause of death could not be determined. 55 year-old Stephen Reis was retired from the Air Force and was the father of 4.
Investigators are consulting with the County Attorney’s office about pursuing charges for Abuse of a Corpse. Christy Russell was arrested for tampering with evidence and fraud for allegedly using Reis’ credit card after he was dead, racking up between $24,000 and $34,000 in charges. Russell was Reis’ caretaker and claimed she had permission to use his card. Russell was living in the house in Dayton with Ries and four to five other people.