One Arrested In Connection With Suspicious Death

  • 11/2/2018 9:30:50 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Mansfield Division of Police's Major Crimes Unit has made an arrest in connection
to the case of a suspicious death that occurred on October 23rd.

On October 23rd, 2018, Officers were called to an address on 2nd Avenue in Mansfield for a deceased person. Patrol officers called for a Major Crimes Detective and the coroner once they saw the victim. Inside the residence, they located the victim - a 77-year-old female - in an upstairs bedroom, deceased. The body looked to be very emaciated.

“This was a horrific scene," stated Lt. Robert Skropits. "...A terrible loss of life to one of our citizens in the Mansfield community,"

The coroner’s office took the body and sent it to the Montgomery County coroner’s office for an autopsy. On the preliminary report, the body showed signs of neglect. A more detailed report will be available when the complete autopsy findings are done

Upon consultation with Richland County Prosecutor Gary Bishop, the decision was made to charge 44-year-old Jennifer K. Sweat with one count of involuntary manslaughter - a felony of the first degree - and one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person - a felony of the fourth degree. She was arrested and transported to the county jail.

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