COLUMBUS: A man who police say confessed to beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend and burying her beside a cornfield has been indicted by a central Ohio grand jury on charges including aggravated murder.

The Franklin County prosecutor’s office said Thursday that 23-year-old Jacob Ferrero is charged with killing his 22-year-old girlfriend Samantha Greenlee and her unborn child, burying her and then burning their apartment two days later.

Other charges include aggravated arson, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.

Police say he admitted his involvement in the fire at the Columbus apartment and Greenlee’s killing, and led police to her body near a church in a suburb.

Ferrero’s arraignment is set for Monday. A message seeking comment was left at the county public defender’s office.