Authorities: Man arrested in Maysville, Ky. in connection with Ripley, Ohio murder

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Posted at 10:55 PM, May 05, 2020

MAYSVILLE, Ky. — Authorities arrested a man in Northern Kentucky on Tuesday in connection with a homicide deputies believe occurred in Brown County.

The Mason, Kentucky and Brown County, Ohio Sheriff's Offices say a caller advised 28-year-old Travis Gast was on Cahill Road in Maysville at 9 a.m. The caller advised Gast had killed his girlfriend, 29-year-old Miranda French.

Mason County deputies found both Gast and French at the scene. A joint investigation found that the murder occurred on Eagle Creek Road in Ripley, Ohio.

Deputies arrested Gast, who is currently lodged in the Mason County Jail awaiting extradition to Ohio.

If you have any information on this incident, you can call Brown County Detective Rick Haney at (937) 378-4435, extension 114.