Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Clues sought in Richwood slaying

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        RICHWOOD — The 43-year-old woman killed in her home last week had been dead for at least a day before her mother and another relative found her, said Boone County Coroner Doug Stith.

        Beside the fatal blow to her head, Bari Lynn Doyle suffered numerous cuts and bruises from some sort of instrument - perhaps someone's fist or a weapon, he said.

        There were no signs of strangulation. Investigators are awaiting test results that could indicate whether Ms. Doyle was sexually assaulted.

        Her mother made a 911 call at 10:59 a.m. Friday after discovering Ms. Doyle in the garage. She hadn't heard from her daughter since Wednesday and had stopped by because she was worried.

        The mother and a relative entered the ravis Road home, on the Boone-Kenton county line, and discovered Ms. Doyle's body, her robe half on and half off, police said.

        There were signs of a struggle in her home and garage.

        “She had been beaten,” Mr. Stith said. “The place was in disarray. It was obvious something had gone down.”

        Ms. Doyle lived alone. Police said they have no motive, suspects, weapons or witnesses.

        Police urge anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to call Boone County's Criminal Investigation unit, (859) 334-2120, or Crime Stoppers, (513) 352-3040.



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