Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Two suspects in 1977 slaying

        GEORGETOWN, Ohio — Brown County investigators say they may have two suspects in the 22-year-old unsolved slaying of a Georgetown girl whose case recently got a new look.

        Police last week interviewed an unidentified Brown County man in connection with the 1977 death of 16-year-old Cheryl Fossyl, whose decapitated body was found in a creek. Her head had been found about two weeks earlier in another creek several miles from where the body was recovered.

        Investigators say the man may be one of four people involved in the killing.

        Police think two women and two men may have been involved in the killing, but both of the women are dead. Police want to question the second male suspect, also a Brown County man.

        The case got a fresh review after Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger took office in January.

        Investigators who began the new research found information from a woman, who on her deathbed in 1998 admitted her involvement.

        “She named herself, another girl and the two guys,” Capt. Barry Creighton said.

        The second female suspect had been killed in Texas sometime before the first female suspect died.


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