Officials renew efforts to solve pregnant mother’s slaying


GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are renewing efforts to solve a case from 2013 when officers found a pregnant mother shot dead in southern Ohio.

Brown County’s newly elected sheriff and prosecutor on Tuesday said they will commit more resources to finding out who killed Brittany Stykes. They also are asking for the public’s help in providing information to help solve the case.

The 22-year-old woman was shot and killed in a Jeep she was driving on Ohio 68 in Brown County, about 45 miles southeast of Cincinnati on Aug. 28, 2013. Authorities found the vehicle off the road in a wooded area.

Stykes’ 14-month-old daughter was with her mother and had a gunshot wound to the head. She has since recovered.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-352-3040.

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