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Nobody charged in 2012 teen murder, family outraged
BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (Larry Davis) -- Police found 15-year-old Chelsea Johnson stabbed to death two years ago Wednesday.
Johnson's family has been frustrated with the lack of progress in this case. They met with reporters Wednesday afternoon at the Butler County courthouse. The family of Johnson say they are angry that nobody has been arrested in connection to Chelsea's murder. Family members staged a protest on High Street in Hamilton to raise awareness for the teens unsolved case.
Friends and family demanding justice are calling for an outside agency to get involved. The 15-year-old girl was found stabbed to death in a creek bed near an apartment complex in Fairfield two years ago. Wednesday, Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser denied police claims that the case was now in his hands. Gmoser told Local 12 News Wednesday afternoon he told police to continue their investigation. He also said saying anything about possible suspects was premature at this point. Gmoser went on to say he is not playing "hot potato" in this Chelsea Johnson case.
Chelsea's grandfather, Phillip Johnson, lashed out at Fairfield police Wednesday afternoon for their handling of the case.
He said, "The only thing we've ever asked since day one is keep us informed and do your job. But like I say, there's too much finger pointing going on still after two years. Maybe after the finger pointing gets through they might do something. But we have put as much pressure as family as we can."
Phillip went on to say the news meeting isn't what they wanted, the family just felt there was nothing being done and they did not have any other options. He says the family is in favor of an independent company taking another look at Chelsea's case.
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