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Man charged with murder of 61-year-old in Madisonville

Cincinnati police
Posted at 10:21 AM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 10:27:32-05

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder of another man in a Madisonville home on Friday.

Officers responded to a report of a deceased man at a home on the 4500 block of Plainville Road and found George Cowherd, 61, unresponsive.

Cowherd was pronounced dead at the scene, and court documents say he died of "blunt force trauma."

Late on Friday night, police arrested Louis Jefferson Jr., 22 of Madisonville, and charged him with murder.

Jefferson is currently being held in Hamilton County Jail.

The Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3541 or CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.