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Man Suspected of Kidnapping Woman in Ohio Located in Tennessee in Her Vehicle Next to Body: Cops

Ohio Woman Allegedly Kidnapped, Body Found in Tennessee: Police
Source: Wilson County Jail; UNSPLASH

Man allegedly kidnapped and shot an Ohio woman before driving her body to Tennessee.

Aug. 26 2023, Published 11:37 a.m. ET

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A woman was allegedly kidnapped outside a home in Ohio and then police found her dead body inside her own vehicle in Tennessee, according to authorities.

Around 11:50 p.m. on Aug. 18, police responded to a home in Cincinnati for a report of shots fired, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

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Once at the scene, officers found “evidence of a shooting and a possible kidnapping,” officials said.

The victim, later identified as 36-year-old Kaitlyn Ashley Lynch, was likely injured and held against her will in her own vehicle, WCPO reported.

Andrew Keaton, a neighbor in the area, told the station, “I heard five shots and an immediate two afterwards.”

On Aug. 19, officers in Tennessee found 32-year-old Lance Mason Miller inside Lynch’s vehicle next to her dead body, according to court documents.

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Before Miller was arrested, he led police on a multi-county chase that started in Wilson County and ended in Cheatham County, WCPO reported.

He was finally stopped after spike strips were used on the highway.

Authorities say Miller allegedly shot Lynch and then took her car.

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Miller was charged with murder and kidnapping in Ohio. He is expected to be extradited to Ohio to face charges.

He was booked into the Wilson County, Tennessee, jail. Authorities said he will face additional charges in Tennessee, including evading arrest and abuse of a corpse.

The relationship between Miller and Lynch is not known at this time. Officials said the investigation is ongoing.


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