UPDATE: Police ID Ripley County Homicide Victim

The incident took place at a home just north of Holton.

Photo by Indiana State Police. 

Updated published Tuesday, January 12 at 3:51 p.m.:

Indiana State Police have released the victim's identity following an autopsy Tuesday. 

Police have confirmed that the victim, Kristina M. Jones, 36, was the victim of a homicide. 

Details about the homicide were not released as the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. 


Updated published Tuesday, January 12 at 7:45 a.m.:

Indiana State Police responded to the scene on Monday around 12:00 a.m. after receiving reports of an unresponsive female. 

Upon arrival, a female was found dead inside a home with apparent injuries that indicated she was the victim of a homicide. 

The victim's identity is being withheld pending positive identification. An autopsy is scheduled for today to confirm the victim's name and cause of death. 

No arrests have been made at this time. 

The investigation is ongoing. 


Original story published Monday, January 11:

(Holton, Ind.) – Detectives with the Indiana State Police – Versailles District are conducting a homicide investigation in Ripley County.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says a homicide investigation is underway on County Road 700 West in rural Ripley County, just north of Holton.

Investigators believe there is no threat to the public at this time, but community members are asked to avoid the area.

Eagle Country 99.3 will update the story when more information is released.

More from Local News


Dearborn County Recorder Receives Statewide Award

The award recognizes contributions made to county government.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Launches in Ripley County

The program gifts free, high quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five on a monthly basis, regardless of family income.

Gov. Holcomb Unveils New Addiction Treatment Locator

The online portal is a free, confidential, first-of-its-kind tool to connect Hoosiers in need with appropriate addiction treatment.

Local Sports Report - September 28, 2023

Report missing high school sports scores and stats to news@eaglecountryonline.com.

EC's Hopper, Watkins Having Record Breaking Seasons

Both players have scored and assisted on 20+ goals.

Local Sports Report - September 27, 2023

OA and EC advanced in the Boys Tennis State Tournament, and EC's boys soccer team captured the EIAC title.

On Air

Off Air playing
Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman - EAGLE ONLY

Aaron Tippin You've Got To Stand For Something 18:33
Brett Eldredge Songs About You 18:27
Trisha Yearwood Perfect Love 18:24
Conner Smith Creek Will Rise 18:21