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Man fatally shot ex-girlfriend in Brown County, deputies say

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 18:06:09-04

RIPLEY, Ohio -- Brown County deputies have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend.

John R. Crum, 83, of Peebles, is charged with aggravated murder and murder in the death of 62-year-old Marsha Thigpen.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office received a report of an unresponsive woman on Ripley-Day Hill Road at about 10:29 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release from Sheriff Gordon Ellis. When deputies arrived, they found Thigpen dead beside her pick-up truck.

Thigpen died of a gunshot wound to the head, deputies said. 

Crum is being held in the Brown County jail. He is expected to be arraigned Friday. 

Deputies asked that anyone with information call the sheriff's office at 937-378-4435.