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Local homicide count highest in decade


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — “It’s not good, there’s blood everywhere.”

Riverstone Apartments maintenance supervisor Mark Whitis uttered those words to his boss immediately after finding the body of 26-year-old tenant Adaobi M. Obih lying face-up in a pool of blood in a bedroom at the rear of her third-floor apartment Nov. 19.

Obih, a Cummins engineer, became the sixth homicide victim of 2013 — a total unrivaled in Bartholomew County crime statistics during at least the past decade. The woman’s roommate, Ryan A. Klug, 36, has been charged with the crime and is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail awaiting trial for murder.

Please read Tuesday's edition of The Republic for more details.

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