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Arrest Made in Murder of Preble Man Found Rolled Up in Carpet

GRATIS -- Neighbors in the quiet Preble County town are horrified by the murder brutal murder investigators say happened near their homes.

"That stuff doesn't happen out here in the country that's why you move out here for the peace and quiet," stunned neighbor Jada Cornett explained Monday.

That stuff Gratis mom Jada Cornett is referring to is murder.

Preble County Investigators say a quiet, isolated home on Pleasant Valley Road was the scene of a grizzly murder.

43 year old David Ramsey is accused to shooting his roommate Bill Pike at their shared address

After the murder, Ramsey is accused of dumping Pike's body on Fourney Road in Jefferson Township on May 22nd.

"I've lived here for 10 years and I've never heard of anything like that happening," neighbor Rick Cole said Monday.

What transpired between the roommates still remains a mystery as investigators are withholding the motive. And the uncertainty is weighing on folks who live nearby.

"We take walks up and down the road sometimes so for that to happen and you don't know whose house you're safe in front of. Do people know where I live?  Are they going to come into my house? Is my girl gonna get it taken?" A concerned Cornett vented.

Upon questioning, Ramsey confessed to killing his roommate at their home.

Ramsey is charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.



Earlier:

PREBLE COUNTY -- A 43-year-old man admitted Saturday to killing his roommate, then dumping his body -- rolled up in carpet -- in Harrison Township.

David R. Ramsey of 6901 Pleasant Valley Road, near the village of Gratis, is charged with aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse after 43-year-old William J. Pike's body was found May 25 along Forney Road in Harrison Township.

Deputies say Ramsey admitted to killing Pike and dumping his body on or about May 22.

Investigators say they have discovered a motive but aren't releasing that information. Pike was shot to death.



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MAY 27: Body Rolled in Carpet Found in Jefferson Township has Been Identified

 
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