The body of a pregnant woman was found Thursday morning in the basement of a Randolph beauty shop. Her ex-boyfriend has been charged with her murder.
Karneetha Sanders, 28, was discovered at 88 North Main St. at Flora’s Braiding and Beauty Supply in Randolph Square.
Sanders’ ex-boyfriend, 56-year-old Edward Aduayi, was arraigned on a murder charge this afternoon in Quincy District Court. Aduayi and his wife manage the beauty store.
The victim was last seen yesterday at 8:50 a.m. at her apartment by Aduayi. Sanders never showed up to her shift at Children’s Hospital. Authorities say she only missed one day of work in six years.
Police traced Sanders’ cell phone to the beauty shop. When police arrived, they heard banging in the back and found Aduayi, who had trapped himself in the basement. Police said when they asked him where Sanders was, he pointed to the barrel where her body was dismembered inside.
According to police, Aduayi told police two different stories during interviews. At first he told poice that he was driving in the car with Sanders when she began stabbing herself for no reason. When he realized she was bleeding, he said, she was already dead. He admitted in this interview to dismembering her body and putting it in the barrel.
In a second interview, Aduayi said he and Sanders had an altercation in the car in which she was the aggressor. He said she cut him on the finger and ended up stabbed to death. He drove around with her body in the car until he could figure out what to do with her body.