Two women dead in separate Brown County homicides

911 calls describe horror

GEORGETOWN, Ohio -- Deputies say what happened Sunday in Brown County is unheard of: Two women were killed in two separate homicides.

The events began unfolding with a 911 call at 12:43 p.m. from a woman who found her mother dead in the 6700 block of Stephan Road in Sardinia.

"It's my mom. Something has happened to her," Juanita Downing said to dispatchers about her 69-year-old mother Brenda Housh. "Someone did something to her. There's blood everywhere."

In the call, Downing told authorities she suspected her son, Adam Sweet, was responsible for his grandmother’s death.

"I've just got the worst fear that my son has done something to her,” Downing told dispatchers. “I've just got the worst feeling. Her purse is out. It looks like he must have dug through it… I'm sure he's hurt her. I’m sure of it."

Officials said Downing noticed Sweet posted a message on Facebook prior to his grandmother’s death about a "last supper.”

Sweet was arrested Monday evening at the Forest Creek Mobile Home Park near Amelia. He was transferred to the Brown County Jail and charged with aggravated murder.

A judge set his bond Tuesday at $1.5 million.

Eight hours after Downing's 911 call and 30 miles away, Brown County investigators were called to the scene of another homicide in Georgetown.

Shawana Meade discovered her 30-year-old daughter Stacy Flora dead in her home in the 1000 block of Shinkle Ridge Road.

"I just walked in and… my daughter's dead,” Meade told dispatchers in another 911 call.

Meade told authorities her daughter lived alone, but had been fighting with her boyfriend, Daniel Somosky.

"How long ago did they get into a fight?” the dispatcher asked Meade.

"I don't know. A couple days ago," Meade said.

Flora’s neighbor said she had three children, ages 9, 7 and 3.

Clermont County authorities arrested Somosky after finding his green Chevrolet Trailblazer in Williamsburg, Ohio Monday afternoon.

A judge set Somosky's bond at $1 million Tuesday. He faces a murder charge.

Brown County prosecutors said they have confessions from both Somosky and Sweet in each case. Both men are expected to appear at court hearings next week.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information in either of these cases to call 937-378-4435.

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WCPO's Jesse Folk contributed to this report.

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