Indiana State Police investigating apparent homicide in Ripley County

Authorities say woman found dead in Ripley County is a homicide victim
Updated: Jan. 11, 2021 at 4:47 PM EST
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RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. (FOX19) - A woman has been found dead in a rural Ripley County mobile home, according to Indiana State Police.

ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the woman was found some time Sunday night or early Monday morning in the 700 block of Country Road West in Holton.

Wheeles adds the evidence indicates the woman was a homicide victim.

“We believe strongly that there is an indication that foul play occurred in this case and that her cause of death was, in fact, a homicide,” Wheeles told FOX19 NOW.

No suspect information was provided, but Wheeles tells FOX19 NOW the suspect could be a person known to the woman.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification, according to an ISP statement.

Investigators believe there is no threat to the public at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

We will update this developing story as more information becomes available.

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