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True Crime Discussion / Human Remains Found in Stark County
« Last post by prinnie on March 31, 2020, 01:40:26 PM »
Investigators are trying to identify the person whose remains were found late Monday night. It is the second time in a week remains were found in the Stark-Carroll County area.

PIKE TWP. Stark County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators with the Stark County Coroner’s Office are on the scene near oil well after human remains were found late Monday night in the 5200 block of Sandy Avenue SE.

Sheriff George Maier said Tuesday morning that “badly decomposed” remains were found about 11 p.m. Monday by a contractor who went to service his final oil well for the night.

“The age and gender are unknown,” Maier said.

Maier said his deputies and investigators with the coroner’s office continued to work Tuesday to identify the remains.

Just over a week ago, a man on a four-wheeler found skeletal remains of a human body in a wooded area in eastern Carroll County. Sheriff Dale Williams said investigators did not know the gender, but the investigation was continuing.

The remains were found March 21, the sheriff said.

Asked whether investigators believe the remains were that of anyone who’d been reported missing, he said, “We haven’t connected those dots yet.”
True Crime Discussion / Arrest warrant issued for Tampa megachurch pastor
« Last post by prinnie on March 30, 2020, 01:29:57 PM »
Arrest warrant issued for Tampa megachurch pastor for 'violating public health' orders with packed Sunday service

TAMPA, Fla. - The Hillsborough County sheriff and the state attorney have issued an arrest warrant for a Tampa megachurch pastor who refused to close its doors despite a "safer at home" order in effect in Hillsborough County, meant to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The River at Tampa Bay Church held two services Sunday, according to Sheriff Chad Chronister. The chuch's livestream showed a packed crowd cheering and applauding, The sheriff said Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne faces charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency order.

"Putting your parishioners at risk in a time of emergency like this is not only reckless but illegal," said State Attorney Andrew Warren. "Loving your neighbors is protecting them…not exposing them to this virus."

Chronister said Howard-Browne is not in custody yet, but said he is expected to turn himself in.

"We're hopeful that the congregation will realize the importance of this virus and stay at home," he said.

"We feel that it would be wrong for us to close our doors on them, at this time, or any time. In a time of crisis, people are fearful and in need of comfort and community," the church said in statement posted to their website.
General Discussion / Re: Belmont County COVID-19
« Last post by prinnie on March 27, 2020, 12:55:55 PM »

by: John Lynch
Posted: Mar 27, 2020 / 09:56 AM EDT   / Updated: Mar 27, 2020 / 10:14 AM EDT   
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Belmont County, OH (WTRF)- According to Rob Sproul, Deputy of the Belmont County Health Commission there are three new positive cases for COVID-19 coronavirus in Belmont County.

Sproul said that all three individuals have been quarantined since testing and are all “doing good.”

The three individuals are in their 30’s-40’s and 60’s.

The Belmont County Health Department are presently doing contract tracing for the individuals and reaching out to those who may have been in contact with the suspects so they can be quarantined and can be monitored.

Sproul stated the couple that tested positive a couple of days ago are doing well and still in quarantine.

So far, in Belmont County, there have been seven total positive cases. Two have recovered and five active cases.
General Discussion / Re: Belmont County COVID-19
« Last post by prinnie on March 25, 2020, 12:37:28 PM »

by: John Lynch, D.K. Wright
Posted: Mar 25, 2020 / 11:15 AM EDT   / Updated: Mar 25, 2020 / 11:31 AM EDT   
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Belmont County, OH (WTRF)- A Belmont County man has tested positive and his wife’s test results are not back yet, but she is being considered “presumptive positive.”

Deputy Health Commissioner Rob Sproul says the couple was among the close contacts of the original two positive patients, so they were already in quarantine.

On Sunday, the 12th day of their 14-day quarantine, they began to feel symptoms—fever and sore throat.

Sproul says they were both tested, but their tests were sent to a private lab, apparently in separate batches.

The husband’s test results came back positive; the wife’s test has not come back yet but is presumed to be positive.

They will remain in quarantine at their home.

The original Belmont County man and woman have been released, having now tested virus-free.
« Last post by prinnie on March 25, 2020, 12:11:17 PM »
Missing Person:
Missing since September 3, 2019 from a residence in Lee Township, Carroll County, Ohio at approx. 10:30am.
Karen was last seen wearing a white shirt, white capri pants, black slip on flowered shoes, and carrying a black purse.
Female is 61 years of age
Height: 5'08 Weight: 180 Blue Eyes Brown Hair.
If you have any information on whereabouts of Karren, please call the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at (330) 627-2141 opt 0 for dispatch.

Remains found in Clermont County on Sunday have been identified as Paige Johnson, a Northern Kentucky girl who went missing nearly 10 years ago.

Johnson was 17 years old when she vanished in Covington on Sept. 23, 2010, after attending a party with friends.

She had a daughter, who family members said has been forced to grow up without her mother.

On Sunday, Clermont County Ohio Sheriff’s Office said they were contacted by an individual who said they located what they believed to be was human remains in a wooded area near Williamsburg Township.

When Clermont County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene along with the Clermont County coroner, Covington Police Department investigators were contacted and responded to the scene.

Investigators with all three agencies continued to search the scene for two days and recovered additional items that were also believed to be human remains. All items collected were sent to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office for analysis and possible identification.

On Tuesday, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office and Covington Police Department were officially notified by Hamilton County that through dental records the remains have been positively identified as Paige Johnson.

Paige’s family was notified by the Covington Police Department Wednesday morning of her recovery.

A cause of death has not yet been determined, officials said.

Countless efforts have been made over the past 10 years to find out what happened to Paige that night. A website was set up in her name so people could submit any tips they had.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was set to take on Paige's case this year along with an investigator from Washington, D.C., to comb over evidence for new clues.

The last person to see her, Jacob Bumpass, said he dropped her off in Covington that night.

She was never seen or heard from again.

Bumpass is not considered a suspect.
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