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BGSU student found dead in off-campus apartment PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:49
Members of the Wood County Special Response Team arrive at a Second Street apartment in Bowling Green on Thursday where BGSU student was found dead. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
(Updated at 2:05pm, 04-27-12)
A Bowling Green State University student was found dead in a Second Street apartment Thursday evening.
Members of the Wood County Special Response Team found the body of Kayleigh R. Chambers. The 20-year-old student was from Delta. Her body was found with one gunshot wound.
Bowling Green Police were first alerted to the scene through a 9-1-1 call to check on Chambers at that address.
According to Chief Brad Conner of the Bowling Green Police Division, the caller was Ethan Bishop, age 20, who claimed to be the boyfriend of Chambers. He is listed as a resident of the apartment where her body was discovered.
The initial press release from BGPD indicated the report came in as a “check the welfare” call. According to the release, the caller said “that during a phone contact with her, she had threatened to harm herself and suggested she was in possession of a shotgun.”
Conner also said Bishop was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant from an unrelated incident, and is currently in custody in the Wood County jail. The police chief said the investigation into the case is ongoing and would not speculate if his charge was related to her death.
Ethan Bishop
According to Bowling Green Municipal Court documents, Bishop allegedly sold 1.2 grams of powder MDMA, also known as ecstasy, to a confidential informant from the police department from the Second Street residence earlier this month. He is charged with a fourth-degree felony.
Conner said her death is now a coroner’s case. The body has been taken to the Lucas County medical examiner’s office for examination.
“We processed the scene and our detectives are still working on the case this morning,” Conner said this morning.
The first call came at 4:35 p.m. Thursday. Lt. Bradley Biller of the BGPD said police and the SRT made several attempts to contact the woman but got no response. The Wood County SRT made entry to the apartment at 6:50 p.m. and found her body. No one else was in the apartment when authorities entered.
Police blocked off nearby Manville Avenue and set up a perimeter to secure the area.
BGSU President, Mary Ellen Mazey, sent a message Thursday evening to students: “It is with regret and sadness that I write to tell you that Kayleigh Chambers ... died this evening in an off-campus apartment,” Mazey said.
“Our thoughts are with Kayleigh’s family and friends.”
Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2012 15:36

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