Alexandra ‘Lexi’ Brown identified as girl found dead in Ohio murder suicide case
The bodies of a 10-year-old girl and her father were discovered in a vehicle on a rural road in Ohio Monday in what authorities believe to be a murder-suicide.
Deputies detailed Tuesday that the Henry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched about 10:36 a.m. to check on a suspicious vehicle parked on a county road in Pleasant Township.
The bodies of Alexandra Brown, 10, and Timothy Brown, 47, were found inside the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.
“We recovered a 9mm handgun in the car,” said Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender, adding that the car was registered to Timothy Brown but the weapon has not been checked through the system yet. Bodenbender added that the child sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
“I’ve been doing this for 21 years, and it was something, with a child like that, I’ve never seen,” Bodenbender said.
A time of death has not been released.
Bodenbender said the road where the car was found is “very rural” and not heavily traveled. Detectives are working to establish when anyone last made contact with the deceased, he added.
Craig Soria, attorney for Alexandra’s mother, said the girl’s parents had a “50-50 time sharing arrangement” on a weekly basis. He said the woman is doing “very poorly” after hearing about the incident.
Timothy Brown was recently unsuccessful in his attempt to modify his child support arrangements, Soria explained. There was also pending issues dealing with participation in extracurricular activities.
Alexandra called her mother late Saturday afternoon to say her father had taken her to Georgia to ride a zip line, Soria said.