Two arrested in connection with homicide in Butler County

Two arrested in connection with homicide in Butler County
Jordan James Lay and Nicholas Mattox (Source: Butler County Jail)

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - Police in Monroe say two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a Middletown woman.

Jordan James Lay and Nicholas Mattox have been booked into the Butler County Jail, according to a news release from the Monroe Police Department.

Butler County jail records show Lay is facing an aggravated murder charge, while Mattox is facing a charge of premeditated aggravated murder.

Authorities say they received a report around 3:50 p.m. Tuesday of an unresponsive person in the 100 block of Anne Road.

Monroe police say the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Butler County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Amy Louise Risner, 32, of Middletown.

Monroe detectives are investigating the death as a homicide according to the release.

No details about how Risner died or a motive behind the killing have been released at this time.

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