Saturday, December 16, 2000

N. Ky. woman found killed in her home

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        RICHWOOD — Boone County and Kenton County police are investigating the homicide of a 43-year-old single woman in her home.

[photo] Collecting evidence Friday at the house where a killing took place are Kenton County Police Detectives Chris Haddle (center), Tim Scheidt and Wayne Wallace.
(Patrick Reddy photo)
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        Boone County police received a 911 call at 10:59 a.m. Friday from the woman's mother and another relative, who said they had visited because they hadn't heard from her in a few days.

        When they let themselves into her home, on Travis Road on the Boone-Kenton county line, they found her body.

        Boone County Lt. Jack Banks would not say where in the home the body was found.

        Police aren't identifying the woman until relatives are told. They also are declining to describe how she died. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

        Police as yet have no motives, suspects, weapon or witnesses, Lt. Banks said.

        Investigators spent most of the afternoon gathering evidence, including taking shoe molds and castings outside the home.

        Lt. Banks could not confirm anything about the shoe prints' description or who might have made them. His lack of comment “is not by design, but by necessity,” he said. “It all falls back to evidentiary material.”

        Neighbors said Travis Road residents were not close to one another and they didn't know much about the woman. They said the woman moved into her house when it was built almost five years ago.

        Police are urging anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the neighborhood to call Boone County's Criminal Investigation unit, (859) 334-2120.


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