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Man charged with murder in the death of his grandmother

Beloved Kroger employee found dead in her Milford home
Police are investigating a homicide in Milford
Police are investigating a homicide in Milford
Posted at 2:03 PM, Dec 22, 2021

MILFORD, Ohio — Milford Police said 21-year-old Stephen Austin Danbury has been charged with murder in the death of his grandmother, 75-year-old Mary Danbury.

According to a press release, officers responded Wednesday around 8:20 a.m. to a home on Seminole Trail for a welfare check and discovered the body of 75-year-old Mary Danbury.

At this time, there's no information available regarding Danbury's exact cause of death.

Investigators said her grandson is incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail. His bond was set Thursday at $2 million, cash only. A preliminary hearing date has been set for January 3.

Mary worked for 18 years at a Kroger in Milford. On the day of her death, they issued a statement:

"Our Kroger family is deeply saddened by the passing of Mary Danbury, an associate at our Milford location. Mary was a part of our Kroger family for 18 years and had a positive impact on the Milford community. Mary was well-liked by her peers and associates and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time. We have support services available for associates impacted by this loss. The company respectfully requests any inquiries be directed to the Milford police department at this time."