February 10, 2020
All mudsharks get what they deserve eventually: a violent, undignified and often hilarious death at the hands of their pets.
Louisville police arrested a man Thursday night they say was responsible for the death of his girlfriend, Amanda Berry, whose body was found in a basement in January.
Police found Berry on Jan. 30 in the basement of a home in the 3200 block of Virginia Avenue. Spokesman Matt Sanders said at the time, “it was apparent the person had been deceased for quite a long period of time.”
Police arrested and charged William L. Sloss, 34, with murder (domestic violence) and abuse of a corpse, according to court records.
According to an arrest citation, Sloss and Berry had been living together at the home on Virginia Avenue. Witnesses told police that Sloss “violently beat” Berry several times “over the length of their relationship,” the citation stated.
According to the citation, when the witnesses noticed that Berry was not around anymore, they asked Sloss where she was, and he replied, “I got rid of her.”
Berry’s family filed a missing persons report, and an investigation led police to the Virginia Avenue home. The arrest citation did not say when the report was filed, but a GoFundMe that Berry’s family set up to help with her funeral expenses said her mother “had not heard from Amanda since Thanksgiving 2019.”
A witness was on the phone with Sloss as he described where Berry’s body was in the basement and the container he put her body in, according to the citation.
The witness then told investigators that Sloss killed Berry and put her body in a “plastic storage tote” in the back of the basement, covering it with trash and other debris to conceal it, according to the arrest citation.