LONDON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The man police said led them on a car chase across three counties, ending with a body found in the back of his car, will have his case heard by a grand jury.

David Reed of St. Petersburg, Florida, faces numerous charges including murder and abuse of a corpse. A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday in Laurel District Court where investigators talked about the case.

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David Reed, 54, of St. Petersburg (Laurel County Detention Center)
David Reed, 54, of St. Petersburg (Laurel County Detention Center)

Reed is charged with murder domestic violence, tampering with physical evidence, abuse of corpse, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, careless driving, resisting arrest, no operatiors license.

Reed is accused of killing 53-year-old Rachel Carder of Huntington, West Virginia.
She was discovered in a plastic tote in the back of Reed’s SUV last week. P{olice said Reed admitted to getting into a fight with Carder before her death.

53-year-old Rachel Louise Carder, of Huntington, West Virginia (Brandy Davis)

A grand jury is set to hear the case in February.