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Butler County Sheriff's Office joins Markham death probe

Katelyn Markham (FOX19 NOW/file) Katelyn Markham (FOX19 NOW/file)

The Butler County Sheriff's Office has responded quickly to a father's request to add "fresh eyes" to the unsolved homicide death of his daughter who disappeared from her home more than four years ago.

Skeletal remains identified as those of art student Katelyn Markham were found in 2013 in Cedar Grove, Indiana.

A coroner ruled the 21-year-old Fairfield woman's death a homicide. But the cause of death wasn't determined.

Markham's father recently asked the Butler County sheriff's office to take over the investigation.

That office quickly responded to Markham after he held a press conference Friday requesting their assistance and is now on the case, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones told FOX19 NOW in an interview on Friday.

He said his detectives contacted the family immediately after the press conference and pledged assistance.

A private investigator also looking into the woman's death has said new evidence has surfaced that could break open the case. But he declined to provide details.

Fairfield police said they were open to other law enforcement agencies reviewing the investigation.

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