Man wanted for woman’s murder arrested nearly 1 year later, state police say

Victim's family relieved after murder suspect caught a year later

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A second arrest was made Wednesday nearly a year after the murder of a woman in Northside.

Travis Bailey was arrested in Jefferson County, Indiana by state troopers, according to Indiana State Police.

Bailey had a warrant for his arrest in the murder of 34-year-old Megan Donahue.

Police found Megan shot inside of a vehicle on Colerain Avenue in Northside on April 9, 2020, Cincinnati police said previously. She was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she died, police say.

Weeks later, police arrested a woman, Shelby Geisler.

Investigators say Geisler reached into Megan’s car and tried to steal her phone. When that didn’t work, police say Bailey, the father of Geisler’s child, shot Megan, who then crashed her car.

“It was just a shock to everybody that it could happen to her,” Megan’s brother, Thomas Donahue, told FOX19 NOW on Wednesday evening. “You just go numb. You don’t know what to think. You don’t know what to do.”

Megan’s memory lives on in those who loved her, including Thomas, who says his sister always wanted to help others

“She was a good-hearted person. She would do anything for everyone,” he said.

Thomas had mixed emotions when he heard of Bailey’s arrest.

“You know, excited and happy, but I don’t know, I just got that real shaky feeling,” he said. “I wish that he’d get a life sentence in prison with no possibility of parole.”

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