Death investigation underway in southern Indiana; man arrested
KENT, Ind. (WAVE) - A death investigation is underway in Jefferson County, Indiana.
Authorities from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were called around 1:10 p.m. to respond to a Kent Mercantile on SR 256 on Saturday, according to a release. Shortly after, officers were called to a residence in the 8200 block of West Kent Blankenship Road in Kent, Ind. for a death investigation.
Authorities identified 44-year-old Christy “Cricket” Newman of Kent, Ind. as the victim. Newman’s death was confirmed at the Kent Mercantile. A autopsy has been scheduled.
Officers arrested 28-year-old Dalton Simmonds of Kent, Ind. on drug related charges. The release said Simmons and the victim were in a relationship at the time.
This is an ongoing investigation. Assisting the JCSO is the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, Indiana State Police, Hanover Police Department, among others.
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