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Federal investigators now involved in pregnant mothers murder
BROWN COUNTY, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- A Federal agency is now in on the Brown County murder investigation of pregnant mother Brittany Stykes back in August.
You'll recall she was shot to death inside the jeep she was driving along US-68 between Georgetown and Ripley. Daughter Aubree was in the back seat. She survived a bullet that went into the front of her head and excited out the top .
The Brown County Sheriff's Office does not want to say which federal agency is involved, but says it has nothing to do with crime scene evidence or the type of gun used. Five bullets were shot in the side of the jeep Brittany was inside; one bullet hit Brittany's neck and the other entered her chest.
The feds are involved because the agency is linked to a person of interest in Brittany's murder. Investigators do not think the shooting was random.
Brittany would have been 23 on Sunday. She would have had a baby boy named Wyatt, who died when she did. Instead of the traditional birthday cake and family cookout, the family is going to release balloons at the memorial cross along US-68 where Brittany died.
About the feds getting in on the murder case, father Dave Dodson says, "With federal agents, I believe the case is going to go somewhere. They have more resources available. This gives me hope."
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