Authorities identify woman dead, 2 arrested at Boardman apartment

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Boardman police and the Mahoning County Coroner are investigating

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The body of a woman was found Sunday inside an apartment in Boardman.

That woman has been identified as 42-year-old Tanisha Robbins.

Police say Robbins was found on a bed, inside in an apartment on Lemans Drive.

Two people inside the apartment were arrested.

Kelly Handy was charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Charles Ratliff was charged with tampering with evidence.

According to a police report, Ratliff took Handy’s purse and put it in his truck as officers were arriving on the scene. Police said they found a crack pipe with residue in the purse.

Police also reported finding fentanyl and heroin in the purse as well as a prescription pill bottle belonging to Robbins. That contained 10 Xanax pills and three Alprazolam pills, along with rolling papers and a straw with powder inside, according to the report.

Boardman police and the Mahoning County Coroner are investigating.

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