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Police: Man confesses nearly nine years after murder of New Richmond mother

Melinda Ingram's body was found near I-75 in 2013
Aleksey Koloskov
Melinda Sue Ingram body found
Posted at 11:02 AM, Apr 28, 2022

CINCINNATI — A Cincinnati man was in front of a judge for a bond hearing Thursday, one day after police said he confessed to murdering a New Richmond mother back in 2013.

According to court documents, 35-year-old Aleksey Koloskov came to Cincinnati police on April 17 and confessed to killing 28-year-old Melinda Sue Ingram.

Ingram's body was found in August 2013 on the side of I-75 in Kenton County. Investigators said her body was likely on the side of the highway for up to a month. A medical examiner identified her body based on dental records.

"At least he can suffer now, but from what I understand, he's been suffering all the way long," said Ingram's aunt, Judy Hurst. "His conscious, he said he couldn't stand it no more."

Hurst spoke to WCPO 9News about her conversation with detectives after the confession.

"They was at a party," Hurst said. "He said he didn't know why he did it. He said that it just something come over him."

Police said Ingram was killed on the 2900 block of Deckebach Avenue in the CUF neighborhood, just a few blocks away from the University of Cincinnati.

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The judge set Koloskov's bond at $1 million. His case comes up before the Grand Jury next week.

Investigators have not said what led to Ingram's murder, and her mother, Julie Brown, said she does not recognize Koloskov.

Police said he'd most recently been living in an apartment in Blue Ash on Fox Run Drive.

"Unreal," Brown said. "Why now, you know?"

Ingram leaves behind a daughter who her family said is now in her 20s and thriving. While Ingram's family said the news of Koloskov's confession has caused their grief to resurface, they said they are close and will face Koloskov in court together.

"We'll be grieving until we go to court, and then it's going to make us angry," said Hurst.