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UPDATE: Ripley County Homicide Victim Identified

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Indiana State Police Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.

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Updated story published Tuesday, January 12, 2:42 p.m.:

(Holton, Ind.) - Today, January 12, an autopsy was completed on the victim of the homicide who was found deceased in a residence near Holton in the early morning hours of January 11. 

The result of the autopsy confirmed that the victim was 36-year-old Kristina M. Jones. The victim's family has been notified. 

The investigation remains ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the Indiana State Police Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.


Updated story published Tuesday, January 12:

(Holton, Ind.) - Yesterday, 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 a.m. yesterday 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 today 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.


Original story published Monday, January 11:

(Holton, Ind.) – Detectives with the Indiana State Police – Versailles District are conducting a homicide investigation in Ripley County.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says a homicide investigation is underway on County Road 700 West in rural Ripley County, just north of Holton.

Investigators believe there is no threat to the public at this time, but community members are asked to avoid the area.

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