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ORRVILLE, Ohio (WJW) – A homicide suspect was arrested in Orrville late Tuesday morning after a search was done by local authorities.
Shaun Ross was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on Church Road between Kansas Road and State Route 57 in Orrville after a several-hour search that began around 6:30 a.m., according to a press release from the Orrville Police Department.
Ross was wanted after a homicide that happened early Tuesday morning.
Orrville police responded to the 200 block of Chateau Circle around 3 a.m. after a woman was reported unconscious with lacerations on her neck, according to a press release from the Orrville Police Department.
When officers arrived at the scene, a woman, later identified as 39-year-old Jessica Duprey, was found dead.
Duprey’s mother, who lives at the same address, was at the house when the homicide happened. Duprey’s mother told police that Duprey’s boyfriend, Shaun Ross, was involved in a physical altercation with Duprey and then fled the scene in Duprey’s 2012 red Chevy Traverse, according to the release.
At the scene, officers found a bloody knife that is believed to be the murder weapon. Duprey’s vehicle was eventually found in the 300 block of Sassafras Street.
During the search, a resident on Church Road contacted authorities to report seeing a man who matched the description of Ross. Ross was then arrested and taken to the Orrville Police Department, where he later confessed, according to the release.
According to the release, Ross will be taken to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to face charges related to the murder of Jessica Duprey.
Agencies involved in the search include the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ariel Unit, Medway Drug Enforcement Agency and the Wooster Police Department.