PAULDING — The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide Sunday.
According to a news release, at 1:40 p.m. deputies were asked to check the welfare of an adult female at 7546 Road 87 southwest of Paulding. While searching the property, deputies found a female deceased inside a vehicle parked in the garage.
The deceased is 47-year-old Gina L. Mann, who resided at the above-mentioned address. Investigators did not discover an obvious cause of death. The body will be transported to Lucas County for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Mann’s boyfriend, Matthew J. Dempsey, 46, for one count of murder, an unclassified felony. Dempsey also lives at the address of the crime scene.
Authorities have information indicating Dempsey fled the area. He was last seen in Bryan at approximately 6:00 a.m. Sunday. Anyone with information as to Dempsey’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement.