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2 jailed on suspicion of murder in Middletown woman’s death in Monroe

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 08:24:50-05

Two men are jailed on suspicion of aggravated murder of a 32-year-old Middletown woman who died Tuesday, according to the Journal-News.

Jordan James Lay, 22, and Nicholas Alan Mattox, 23, were booked into the Butler County Jail on Wednesday following their arrests, Monroe police said.

Crews were called shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday on a report of an unresponsive person in the 100 block of Anne Road in Monroe. Amy Risner was pronounced dead at the scene, and her death was ruled a homicide Wednesday by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Her death remains under investigation, Monroe police said.

Lay and Mattox are being held without bond.

FIRST REPORT

The death of a 32-year-old woman Tuesday evening has been ruled a homicide by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

Amy Risner of Middletown was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m. in the 100 block of Anne Road in Monroe, according to the coroner’s office.

The cause of death is pending.

Officer Joshua King said Monroe police officers were called around 3:50 p.m. to a residence on a report of an unresponsive person. Detectives and coroner’s office investigators were then called to the scene.

“This is a very active investigation,” King said.