Ripley County homicide under investigation

Monday detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began a homicide investigation after an adult female was located deceased in a residence in rural Ripley County, Indiana.The investigation began shortly after 12:00 am Monday morning when deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the ISP-Versailles Post responded to a residence on County Road 700 West, just north of Holton, after receiving reports of an unresponsive female located inside a home.  It was soon determined that the female was deceased and had sustained injuries that indicated she was the victim of a homicide. At this time, the victim’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification.  An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow to confirm the victim’s identity and cause of death.  At this time, no arrests have been made. The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.The Indiana State Police has been assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Ripley County Coroner’s Office, and Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office.
                                          SGT. STEPHEN WHEELES

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