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ISP identifies woman found dead in Ripley Co. home

Police: Woman 'sustained injuries' indicative of homicide
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Posted at 11:11 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 15:57:57-05

HOLTON, Ind. — Indiana State Police homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead inside a rural Ripley County home early Monday morning.

Police said their investigation began shortly after midnight when deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and ISP troopers responded to a residence north of Holton on County Road 700 West. Police had received reports of an unresponsive woman inside.

"It was soon determined that the female was deceased and had sustained injuries that indicated she was the victim of a homicide," read a release from ISP.

After an autopsy Tuesday, the victim has been identified as 36-year-old Kristina M. Jones.

No arrests have been made as state police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.