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New Information in Murder of Local Mother
BROWN COUNTY, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- It's been nearly four months since 22-year-old Brittany Stykes was shot and killed while driving in her jeep on US-68 in Brown County.
Bullets shot through the jeep door killed her and her fetus, a boy she was going to name Wyatt. Her daughter was 14-months-old at the time and in the back seat. She was shot in the head but survived. No one saw what happened on the busy state road and the crime scene isn't like you see on TV with fingerprints DNA and hair left behind.
But the detective working the murder says this is anything but a cold case. Detective Buddy Moore says he received new information he thinks could lead them to the persons involved.
The information matches information the department received back in August. Moore says the source of the information strengthens its credibility. Moore says the murder does not appear random and it doesn't look like road rage.
Brittany's father, Dave Dodson, believes Detective Moore will solve the case. He and Brittany's mother are going to court on a related matter. They want to get visitation rights for granddaughter Aubree, who was shot in the jeep with her mother, and they are going to try and get custody of the now 19-month-old. Dave Dodson says Brittany wanted Aubree raised like she was. He believes living with them is in Aubree's best interests.
Brittany's husband, and Aubree's father Shane says he doesn't want his daughter around Brown County because he doesn't know who killed his wife. He also says no one can show he is an unfit father.
Brittany's mother says she is struggling with the traditions of Christmas, which she says was Brittany's favorite holiday. Mary Dodson and Brittany used to set up a Christmas village together, and decorate the tree, which includes memorial ornaments for loved ones who died.
This year Mary added two. One for Brittany, and a little train ornament for Wyatt, the grandson who died when his mother did.