Sunday, March 04, 2001

Suspect overdosed, arrested at hospital

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        PETERSBURG — A 22-year-old Petersburg man accused of dumping a body in the Ohio River last week was treated at University Hospital for overdosing on unknown pills, according to police reports.

        Richard Adam Lambert was arrested Thursday when he checked out of the hospital. He is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center, awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

        Mr. Lambert is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse, even though police have not yet found a body.

        Police suspect Mr. Lambert dumped a body from a Petersburg boat ramp into the Ohio River. Blood was found in his truck and on the boat ramp leading to the river.

        Boone County Water Rescue and police plan to use underwater cameras to search the river for the body until 10 p.m. today. Police said they have not received any missing person reports and are not certain of the identity of the person believed to be dead.


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