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83-year-old man arrested after 62-year-old woman found shot dead in Brown County

83-year-old man arrested after 62-year-old woman found shot dead in Brown County (Photo: Brown County)

RIPLEY, Ohio (WKRC) - 83-year-old John R. Crum has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder after Brown County police found a 62-year-old woman dead beside a vehicle.


Police received a report of an unresponsive woman on Ripley Day Hill Road in Ripley, Ohio on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Upon arrival they found the body of 62-year-old Marsha Thigpen next to a pick-up truck that was registered to her. She had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

As a result of the following investigation, police arrested 83-year-old John Crum of Peebles, Ohio and charged him with one count of aggravated murder and one count of murder. Crum is reportedly a previous boyfriend of Marsha Thigpen.

Mr. Crum is being held at the Brown County Jail and is expected to be arraigned in Brown County Municipal Court on Friday, August 11.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information regarding the investigation can reach the Brown County Sheriff's Office at (937) 378-4435.



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