Ohio student’s family sues the man charged with killing her


WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — The family of a slain Ohio college student who disappeared while bicycling is suing the suspect charged in the potential death penalty case.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday by Sierah Joughin’s (JAW’-gihnz) family seeks unspecified damages from James Worley, of rural Delta. The family’s attorney tells The Blade (http://bit.ly/2o5Yek4 ) in Toledo they want to get control of Worley’s property and destroy a barn where authorities found and hidden room with restraints and a freezer with blood inside.

Worley’s attorney wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit.

The 57-year-old Worley has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder.

Joughin was found dead in a cornfield last July, three days after the 20-year-old University of Toledo student was last seen bicycling near her home 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of Toledo.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/