Investigation Continues In Blue Ash Stabbing; Prosecutor Says Rape Case Will Continue

Ryan Dieterle (courtesy: Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.)
Ryan Dieterle (courtesy: Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.)

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has said that he will meet with Hamilton County Coroner O'dell Owens to decide how to proceed with an investigation into the death of a woman who had been a victim before.

On Wednesday  Ryan Dieterle, 27, was in the Blue Ash apartment of his estranged wife, 26-year-old Michelle Dieterle, suffering from a knife wound to the neck.  Police also found Michelle in the apartment stabbed to death.  The victim of what appears to be a domestic dispute.  Ryan was arrested at the apartment for violating the protection order and aggravated burglary and is in the Hamilton County Justice Center under a 1.1 million dollar bond.

Police say that they received a 911 call from Michelle's boyfriend who was staying overnight with her in the Fox Run apartment.  Apparently Ryan Dieterle had let himself into the apartment and told the boyfriend to leave before confronting the mother of two who was Ryan's second wife.

Michelle had filed a protection order against Ryan a month earlier because of an earlier domestic dispute.

Deters says that the protecion order wouldn't necessarily keep Michelle safe.  "A piece of paper what does that mean? If somebody is willing to sacrifice themselves, it's very hard to stop someone."

Michelle Dieterle was the victim of another violent crime in December.  Police say that Tyrone Franklin kidnapped the Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services employee across from her work on Central Avenue and raped and robbed her.  Franklin then fled in her vehicle and was apprehended in Atlanta.  Does the death of Dieterle change the case?  Deters says no.  The prosecutor says that her death will change the way that they approach the case but they have enough DNA evidence to continue the prosecution of Franklin.  Deters says that they are approaching this like a murder case that often deals without a key witness.

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