Fairfield investigates shooting, body found in hotel; autopsy being performed

The autopsy of an 18-year-old found dead early Sunday morning in a second-floor hotel hallway was expected to be conducted Tuesday afternoon.

Butler County Coroner’s Office spokesman Martin Schneider said it was scheduled for later on Tuesday, and per protocol, preliminary results would be relayed to the deceased’s family before making them public.

Fairfield police and fire crews were dispatched at 5:23 a.m. Sunday to the Holiday Inn Express, 6755 Fairfield Business Center Drive, where the man was found dead.

Maj. Becky Ervin said the circumstances surrounding the man’s death are under investigation, and those involved have been identified. No arrests, however, have been made at this time.

Ervin said the police department would wait until the autopsy results are released before providing additional information. No new information regarding the police investigation was released Tuesday afternoon. However, Ervin did say the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the Fairfield Police Department at (513) 829-8201 or Sgt. Pete Lagemann at (513) 896-8246.

About the Author