Woman’s death at Fairfield apartment investigated as homicide

Woman’s death at Fairfield apartment investigated as homicide

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (FOX19) - A woman’s death at her Fairfield apartment is being investigated as a homicide, Fairfield police say.

Police say Katherine Rose Lobono, 23, was found dead inside her apartment at 28 Chapel Hill Drive Wednesday.

They say she died at some point Tuesday, but was not found until the next day.

Police have not said how she died.

The man who called 911 said he was dog sitting for the victim and came over to see the pets, but when he knocked on Lobono’s front door and she didn’t answer he went around the back.

“Just wanted to make sure she was home, man. We looked in... she’s laying on the floor next to the couch," he told the dispatcher.

The caller said he had a key to Lobono’s apartment.

“No, she’s gone, man. There’s blood on the floor. I don’t know what the hell happened here," he said.

The dispatcher then asked the man if he saw any weapons in the apartment.

“No sir. There’s... there’s a single bullet casing on the floor next to her head," he said.

Brandon Yingling, a friend of Lobono, describes her as a giving and caring young woman.

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He said he never had any inkling she may have been in danger.

“She was very intelligent and had a bright future,” Yingling said. “And will be missed by her family and friends.”

The apartment complex where she was found is the Villages of Wildwood Apartments.

This is the same place a father and daughter drowned inside their vehicle in a pond late Monday night.

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Police have not given any reason to believe that the two are in any way connected.

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