A man missing since late July from Athens County was found in a shallow grave in the woods in Shade on Tuesday, according to the Athens County Sheriff.Christopher Meadows, who disappeared July 25, was found buried in a five-foot grave. Three men, Ronnie Smith, Benjamin Cochran and William Milam have been charged with kidnapping and murder. Each have $1 million bonds.A fourth man, James Pascol, who assisted, was charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. He has a $100,000 bond.According to a release from the sheriff's office, Cochran and Milam abducted Meadows at the direction of Smith, but during the kidnapping, Meadows died.With the assistance of Pascol, the three buried Meadows in Shade, Ohio.The Sheriff obtained a search warrant...
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Body of missing Athens County man recovered; 3 facing charges