Five indicted in slaying of Smyrna salon worker

Five people were indicted in the killing of a 35-year-old Smyrna salon worker.

Howard L. Sewell was reported missing June 1. His body was found behind Gerber Auto Body Shop off Marietta Highway in Paulding County two days later. The GBI crime lab identified him using dental records and DNA.

Sewell worked at Van Michael Salon in Sandy Springs.

Two of the five — Omar Savior and Thadeshia Clark — were indicted Sept. 1 on charges of murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery, according to the bill of indictment.

The pair plus the following three were charged with concealing a death: Abby Constance Hanna, Christopher Dorian Hanna and Jonathan Matthew Wilkes. Christopher Hanna was also indicted on a charge of hindering criminal apprehension.

In addition to the murder counts, Savior was charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into the Marietta home where the Hannas lived and a theft charge for pawning a Microsoft Xbox that wasn't his.

Charging documents did not give a motive for the killing.

The next court appearance for the defendants will be their arraignment hearing in about two to four weeks.