Woman’s body found near Grove City, Sheriff’s Office investigating

Erica Renee Escuadra

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WCMH) – Detectives are trying to figure out how a person died, after a female body was found on the side of Big Run Road East near the intersection of Gantz Road on Wednesday.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said a passerby discovered the body around 1:42 p.m. Investigators said the body was in tact and covered with a blanket.

Her name and age have not yet been released.

“We hear of minor things like car break-in’s or something like that,” said neighbor Suzanne Cole.

She said their neighborhood is typically quiet, but now they’re not sure if they should be worried.

“It was scary. You don’t know what happened and you don’t know if someone’s around the are, if you should be scared or anything,” she said.

BCI, Franklin Township Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the scene. Detectives said they’re not ruling anything out yet, including foul play.

Another neighbor who lives nearby said he heard something strange the night before the body was found around 10:30 p.m.

“It sounded terrible. Do I know what it was? No. I can’t say I physically saw anything,” said neighbor Jeff Erwin.

He said he heard screaming, either from a young teen girl or boy.

“It being within 24 hours, you just get that eerie feeling that maybe you should say something,” said Erwin.

He gave a statement to deputies, but investigators have not said whether what he heard is related to this case.

“Crime is migrating. It’s really migrating this way and the only thing to do is to trust our local law enforcement to make some good judgement calls and hopefully whatever happened find the person that did this and lock them up,” said Erwin.

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