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Person of interest named in triple homicide

Friends and family placed a memorial outside the apartment where a triple murder took place Friends and family placed a memorial outside the apartment where a triple murder took place
Sharailyn Wright Sharailyn Wright
Noelle Washington and her son, Anthony Jones Noelle Washington and her son, Anthony Jones
Person of interest: Mark Pickens (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Person of interest: Mark Pickens (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

By Sara Gouedy - bio | email

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - Police are still piecing together what happened during a triple murder in Over the Rhine, but they are learning more about the victims and have named a person of interest.

Noelle Washington, 19, her 9-month-old son, Anthony Jones, and Sharailyn Wright, 3, were all found dead early Tuesday morning in an Over the Rhine apartment.

According to a police report, Noelle Washington filed a complaint about a rape on Sunday. But whether or not its related to her death is unclear.

Police have also named Mark Pickens as a person of interest in this case. He was arrested Tuesday on for a shooting back in March. He appeared in court on Wednesday and is being held on a $850,000 bond.

There is evidence that Pickens and Washington knew each other. According to police records, they were arrested together in April for stealing plastic baggies from a dollar store.

Meanwhile, for many residents in Over the Rhine, this latest act of violence seems like too much.

"I don't even know her but I'm upset, I'm sad, I'm disgusted," said Yolanda Reynolds, an Over the Rhine citizen.

Police have interviewed dozens of people, but continue to ask for help from the community in finding the person responsible.

"I would hope witnesses would step forward, and if Crimestoppers is the way to do it, then so be it, but I would hope someone would step up to the plate," said Sgt. Joseph Briede with the Homicide Unit.

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