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Man arrested after his wife's severed head discovered in their basement

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 16:02:03-04

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana — An Indiana man has been arrested after his wife's severed head and body were found inside their home.

According to authorities, Michael Parks and his wife, Hope Parks, got into an argument last week.

Park told investigators his wife left the home with an unidentified person.

Police were at the home after reports of a dead body inside. Hope Parks was discovered in the cellar of the home.

Authorities say the severed head had a bullet lodged inside. A 22-caliber rifle, bullet casings, and bloody rags were also found inside the home.

Police say the evidence was enough to arrest Michael Parks.

Parks is expected to appear in court Tuesday on charges related to the discovery.