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Homeless shelter offers reward for information about ‘dumped’ mother

A Middletown church-based homeless shelter is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the death of a Middletown woman.

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Destiny Williams, 24, was found Saturday afternoon behind a vacant Middletown restaurant on South Main Street. She was pronounced dead at the scene and police believe she overdosed before her body was moved to the area and left there, said Maj. Scott Reeve.

Police also found Robert Childers, 45, who was unconscious. He was transported to Atrium Medical Center and he was released on Monday night.

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Bill Fugate, a coordinator at Serving Homeless Alternate Lodging Of Middletown (SHALOM), said Williams stayed a few nights at the homeless shelter last winter. She wasn’t allowed to stay on other nights because she was on drugs, Fugate said.

“She was as bad as I’ve ever seen,” Fugate said of Williams’ condition.

He encouraged her to seek “severe professional help,” he said.

“Drugs had taken over her life,” Fugate said. He said Williams, a mother of four, didn’t look anything like the photo on the Journal-News website.

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When Fugate learned of Williams’ death on the website, he realized “something needs to be done.”

He said whoever was responsible for her death “should pay.”

Too many times, Fugate said, people are “dumping ” bodies in Middletown.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Kristi Hughes at 513-425-7733.

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