Missing Brown Co. woman and husband found dead

BROWN COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - After Genevieve Smith had been missing since December 5, the 42-year-old's body was found in a car near Ripley, Ohio. The body of Andrew Smith, 55, who the sheriff says is Smith's estranged husband, was also found in the car.

A handgun was also located inside the car. Brown County Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger stated that the deaths are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide .

According to Sheriff Wenninger, Genevieve Smith had a restraining order against her estranged husband. There was a report of a verbal altercation outside of Genevieve Smith's residence in Higginsport on December 5 with a male subject, who authorities believe to have been Andrew Smith.

Genevieve Smith was reported missing on Thursday, the day of the verbal altercation, after she failed to show up for work and after missing a court hearing.

Andrew Smith's last known address was in Maysville, Ky.

Deputies located the couple's bodies after a concerned citizen spotted the maroon Ford Mustang that belonged to Genevieve Smith on Schwallie Road. 

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