Couple arrested after using ketchup to set up murder scene and sending photos to her family saying she is dead

Micah Risner and Nataleigh Schlette
Micah Risner and Nataleigh Schlette
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) Three people called police after receiving a photo, showing a woman lying in a bathtub and appearing to be dead.

The three family members called Ohio police separately after receiving the photos along with text messages from 29-year-old Micah Risner.

One message read: “Please help me! I really didn't mean to. I don't remember. We were arguing and I woke up to this.”

One family member replied: “Is she dead Micah? Answer me now.” To which he replied: “I woke up on the bathroom floor with blood on me and her like that. I'm trying to clean, but I don't know if I should.”

Police rushed to the couple’s home in Sandusky, where they found Risner and his 25-year-old fiancee, Nataleigh Schlette, unharmed and their bathroom was already cleaned up.

Risner and Schlette told police that it was all a prank. They were both arrested on charges of inducing panic. Police said that the couple’s children were home at the time of the incident.