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Police arrest suspect in Krohn Conservatory butterfly theft

Posted: 12:25 PM, Apr 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-28 15:23:37Z

CINCINNATI -- Police arrested the suspect in the theft of a butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory.

Jamie Revis, of Springfield Township, is facing a charge of theft, Cincinnati police announced Friday. Springfield Township police arrested her at her home before 3 p.m.

She pleaded not guilty at a hearing Saturday morning.

Earlier, police said someone stole a blue morpho butterfly from the conservatory's butterfly show April 15.

Springfield Township police said Revis had multiple butterflies in her home and admitted to stealing four from the conservatory. The blue morpho butterfly in question could not be recovered.

The species is native to Central and South American forests.

University of Cincinnati biology professors Stephen Matter and Patrick Guerra told WCPO last week that the butterfly was likely dead, given its biological need for a warmer climate than the one Cincinnati has experienced at the time.