(Covington, Ky.) - New details have surfaced in the murder of a 26-year-old Cleves woman.
Tasha Campbell was found murdered in a home on Hulbert Avenue in Erlanger last week.
Timothy Grissett is charged with the South Dearborn High School graduate’s murder. He appeared in court for the first time Thursday as a judge sent his case to a Kenton County grand jury, the Kentucky Enquirer reported.
During the hearing, detectives said Campbell had met an acquaintance at the Waffle House restaurant in Erlanger on June 29. She took that person’s car to meet Grissett at the home and never returned.
Campbell was found stabbed in the home on July 3. Her body was bound with duct tape and rope in the bedroom. Investigators are awaiting final autopsy results to determine if Campbell died of being stabbed or strangulation.
Defense attorneys said in court Campbell and Grissett met through an online classifieds site, backpage.com.
Grissett had stolen Campbell’s friend’s car. He was arrested in Newberry, South Carolina after calling police to turn himself in July 4. He waived extradition back to Kentucky.
The suspect called his wife and another relative at some point following the murder to tell them he had killed someone.
Grissett has been staying at the Hulbert Avenue home while the owners were out of town.