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Woman Found in Shallow Grave Suspect Arrested


COLUMBUS – Columbus may have solved a murder case quickly in Columbus today.

Brittany McDowell, 28 was found in a shallow grave in Alum Creek Park on July 4 around 6:30 PM, by a state park official while making rounds at the park.

A investigation launched and a autopsy of the body determined she was shot multiple times and then placed in the park.

Evidence and a online tip from the news coverage led investigators to the home of John Bartholomew, 24 who had met the woman on the 4th.

After a extensive interview and gathering evidence with a search warrant police charged Bartholomew with murder.

Police said that they believe Bartholomew worked alone, and they are still gathering and processing evidence.