GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Detectives investigating the case of a slain pregnant mother in Brown County last month say they have new leads in the events that led to her death.
Twenty-two-year-old mother Brittany Stykes, of Ripley, was found shot to death in her Jeep off U.S. Route 68 on August 28. Her 14-month-old daughter Aubree was also found shot in the vehicle, but was later treated and released.
Investigators working to solve this case say they have several leads, including the description of a vehicle that may have been involved in the shooting.
Surveillance cameras at a McDonald’s at 4883 Ohio 125 recorded Stykes at about 7:30 p.m. -- minutes before she was found dead, authorities said. Her body was discovered less than 5 miles away.
Detective Buddy Moore of the Brown County Sheriff's Office said investigators have not been able to identify a motive for Stykes’ death – and almost a month later, the sheriff's office is no closer to making an arrest.
"The traffic detail we did last week did result in some tips,” Moore said. “We were able to talk to three or four different people who saw the same type of vehicle around the time of the murder."
Earlier this month, Stykes' husband Shane told a local radio station he doesn’t think her death was random. Moore said detectives just don't know.
"We have no reason to believe this was a targeted incident or if it's random,” Moore said. “Right now, we're still looking into everything."
Brittany Stykes was shot two times and died in her vehicle. A bullet entered Aubree's head, hit her brain, and exited her skull. She was treated and released – and her father this month said she’s doing “amazing.”
“You wouldn't believe it if you'd seen it," Shane Stykes said. "I can't tell you if she's 100 percent, because something may come up down the road. She's still young and developing. But she acts now like she was before she was shot."
Investigators said several people have come forward with information in this case, but they're still looking for more help. If you think you have a tip, the Brown County Sheriff's Office asks that you call 937-378-4435.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
A new Kroger Marketplace opens Thursday in Northern Kentucky. But what does that mean for its old store, right next door?
A petition filed Wednesday could push Brown County's coroner out of the job.
A Brown County woman helped her boyfriend get his guns back from the sheriff’s office two days before authorities say he shot and killed her.
Accusations of two botched death scene investigations have sparked a drive to oust Brown County's coroner.
Deputies say what happened Sunday in Brown County is unheard of: Two women were killed in two separate homicides.
A Brown County man tried to coerce a teen into performing sexually explicit acts over the Internet by threatening to destroy her computer,…
Ten dogs at the Brown County Animal Shelter face euthanization if they are not adopted this week.
Investigators say they have reached a turning point: They may know who killed Brittany Stykes – and why.
A lawsuit filed Monday accuses Brown County Coroner Dr. Judith Varnau of abusing human remains and improperly handling a death investigation.
Humane Society workers found seven malnourished horses, including one dead, at a farm in Brown County Thursday afternoon.