Butler Co. Sheriff's Office to review Chelsea Johnson case

File photo.
File photo.

FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) - Two years after a 15-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in Fairfield, the Butler County Sheriff's Office said investigators will review the homicide case.

Sheriff Richard Jones said Chelsea Johnson's family has grown increasingly frustrated with the lack of results in the investigation. Johnson's mother, Vicky Fible, begged them to look into the situation.

Johnson's body was found in April of 2012 about two miles from her home near a Fairfield creek. The coroner determined the Fairfield Options Academy student had been stabbed to death.

Although Fairfield police stated they are confident they know who killed Johnson, no arrests have been made. The Butler County Prosecutor indicated that more work needs to be done on the case.

Johnson's mother said conflicting messages have been a problem throughout the entire investigation.

"I've been told different stories from two years ago until now. Get my hopes up, say one thing and turn around and change it to another. They keep changing their stories," Fible said earlier this month.

"Murder investigations can be quite complex, but two years of waiting is certainly a long time.  A 'fresh set' of eyes looking into the case might result in progress and Chelsea's family deserves whatever we can do to help," said Sheriff Jones.

Jones said his office has spoken with the prosecutor's office and coroner, who will work with investigators. His office also reached out to Fairfield police about the decision to review the case.

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