The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Breaking News

July 10, 2013

Ohio woman's remains returned from Indiana

CINCINNATI — The remains of a 21-year-old southwest Ohio woman found in Indiana 20 months after she disappeared are still being tested in an effort to determine how and where she died, police said Wednesday.

Indiana State Police say Katelyn Markham's remains were returned recently to Ohio after nearly three months of examination by a forensic anthropologist in Indianapolis. Sgt. Neal Houze said the Hamilton County coroner in Cincinnati will conduct more testing on the remains. That office referred questions to the Franklin County (Ind.) coroner, who didn't immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

Markham's 2011 disappearance from her home in Fairfield, a Cincinnati suburb, led to massive searches before her skeletal remains were found April 7 by people looking for scrap metal near a creek in the Cedar Grove, Ind., area. She was reported missing days before she would have turned 22.

"There's nothing simple about it," Houze said. "After almost two years, that makes things really tough."

Indiana and Fairfield city police have been working together on the investigation since her remains were identified April 10. Investigators re-interviewed people who knew her and other possible witnesses. Houze said if the death is ruled a homicide, authorities would seek to determine where Markham died in order to decide where potential charges would be brought.

"They haven't stopped interviewing witnesses," Fairfield police spokesman Doug Day said, saying investigators work on the case daily and that other steps will be "based on the results" of testing of the remains.

Markham's home was about 25 miles east of where her remains were found along Big Cedar Creek. The case had stunned Fairfield, a community of some 43,000 residents where violent crime is rare.

She was last seen by her fiance, John Carter, late Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. He said she then sent him a text message not long after he left her home. Carter called police that Sunday evening. He said she hadn't responded to text messages, and that he became alarmed when he went to her home to find her car and nearly all her belongings still there.

1
Text Only
Breaking News
  • Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

    Nearly 300 passengers perish when their plane is shot out of the sky. Airlines suspend flights to Israel's largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm, and yet another disappears. Aviation has suffered one of its worst weeks in memory, a cluster of disasters spanning three continents.

    July 24, 2014

  • Indiana receives 245 children caught at US border

    New federal data show more than 200 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border have been placed with sponsors in Indiana.

    July 24, 2014

  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off American Samoa.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ryan Dalziel takes Brickyard Grand Prix pole

    Defending race winner Ryan Dalziel earned his first IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position of the season Thursday in qualifying for Friday's Brickyard Grand Prix.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ohio State marching band chief fired after probe

    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a "sexualized" culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually themed stunts.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gary man charged with murder in officer's death

    Prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man Thursday in the shooting death of a Gary police officer.

    July 24, 2014

  • MDU1.jpg Colts Camp Update: Pagano praises city, AU

    Blue skies and comfortable temperatures greeted the Indianapolis Colts on the first practice day of training camp Thursday at Anderson University.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indiana homeowners face $1.5M dam repairs bill

    A state agency says six dams on small lakes in a northern Indiana subdivision need about $1.5 million in repairs that the homeowners should pay to have completed.

    July 24, 2014

  • Judge rules against residents suit over hog smell

    A judge has ruled state law protects four large hog farms from lawsuits filed by residents of an eastern Indiana county who complained about waste and foul smells from their operations.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ex-Indy officer appeals convictions in fatal crash

    A former Indianapolis police officer filed an appeal Wednesday challenging his convictions for killing one motorcyclist and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk in his police cruiser.

    July 24, 2014

Featured Ads
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium
Front page
Poll

How important do you consider preschool for children?

Vital
Important but not critical
Not necessary
     View Results