Two Found And Questioned In Crestline Death Investigation

  • 7/18/2019 6:34:29 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

CRESTLINE, OH -  The Crestline Police Department confirmed on Wednesday that Officers have located two individuals that were previously sought after in regards to a death investigation. 

Crestline Police Chief Jeff Shook confirmed with WMFD that Ryan Williams was arrested by Shelby Police and taken to the Richland County Jail, where he was questioned about the death that took place at 211 North Pearl Street. Williams is still in police custody at this time.

Crestline Police also made contact with Falynn Phillips, who let investigators know that she was in Mount Vernon. Phillips was reportedly not taken into custody.

The investigation remains ongoing as the department is currently awaiting autopsy results.

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On Monday, July 15th, Crestline Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a male caller, who was requesting a rescue squad to a residence located at 211 North Pearl Street in Crestline. Due to the "suspicious" nature of the call, officers were dispatched to the residence to help the rescue squad.

Officers entered the home through an unlocked rear door after not receiving any answer upon arrival. In the living room of the home, officers found the body of a woman whose identity has not been revealed at this time. The coroner was summoned to the scene after the rest of the home was searched and secured, at which point the death was ruled as an "unnatural death."

The two wanted for questioning both lived at the 211 North Pearl Street address and may or may not be involved in the woman's death.

  • 33-year-old Ryan Williams has an active warrant for his arrest from the Mansfield Police Department, and has been known to abuse drugs and other substances. Williams is believed to drive a silver-colored Chevy Cobalt or Chevy Cruz, and has also been reported to have been seen in a green-colored older-model Buick Century. Williams should be considered armed and dangerous.

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