ERLANGER, Ky. - Police say they have arrested a suspect in a Northern Kentucky murder after his car was found in South Carolina.
Timothy Grissett, 50, is in the custody of South Carolina authorities after turning himself in, and Erlanger investigators are traveling to the area.
Officials on Wednesday had found a blue Honda Accord that was determined to be stolen and connected to the case. The car was located in Newberry, S.C. the day before, but the suspect was not in the area along a South Carolina highway on which the car was found.
At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kentucky police contacted the Newberry (S.C.) County Sheriff's Office and said Grissett was ready to turn himself in. Newberry officials then located and arrested him without incident.
Late Monday afternoon, someone called police asking that they check a house in the 3100 block of Hulbert Avenue to see if everything was all right.
Police say they arrived to find the body of Tasha Nichole Campbell, 26, inside.
"We've never had anything like this happen before," said Jane Reynolds, who has lived on the quiet street for 50 years.
The home police went to in the 3100 block of Hulbert Avenue was not Campbell's home. Police believe Campbell is from Cleves, Ohio. They also say Grissett is responsible for Campbell's death.
According to neighbors, the suspect didn't live in the house either. They say he would show up in a truck with construction equipment, and occasionally mow the lawn.
"I think this house has been vacant, so to speak, for about three or four years," said Andy, who didn't want his last name used.
He says vacant or not, someone had been spending time there.
"Me and my 4-year-old son were collecting fireflies one night," he said. "A black car drove up, a woman got out, probably dressed a little less than what she should be so I took my 4-year-old son, said, 'Dude, it's time to go home.'"
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