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Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Greene County and Montgomery County Coroners recently released the names of the man and woman found dead just west of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

Man, woman found dead at East Enon Road duplex identified

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Jan. 17 update: Sheriff seeks help from community in double murder.

Update: 3 p.m. Jan. 16

William "Skip" Brown  (from bahnsengallery.com)

William “Skip” Brown (from bahnsengallery.com)

The Montgomery and Greene County Coroner’s offices have both released the names of the man and woman who were found dead yesterday afternoon just west of Yellow Springs. The deceased were William “Skip” Brown, 44, and Sherri Mendenhall, 63, who both lived at the duplex where their bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road.

The duplex is owned by Elaine Brown of Yellow Springs, who is the grandmother of Skip Brown. Skip Brown was also the great-grandson of well-known Yellow Springs photographer Axel Bahnsen, and he was managing Bahnsen’s photos, which he had on display at his residence. He was also the owner of Legendary Roofing Company in Yellow Springs.

Both of the deceased, who were shot, are considered homicides, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said earlier today in a press statement. The shooter is considered to be at large, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, is conducting an investigation.

Update: 12:56 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16

According to a press release issued by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, yesterday’s shooting is being investigated as a double homicide by the Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations under the Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
The names of the deceased have not been officially released. They will be released following the procedures of the Greene County Coroner’s Office.

The female victim, who was found deceased in the driveway of 4444 E. Enon Road, and the male victim, who was found deceased inside a duplex on the property, appear to have gunshot wounds. According to the Sheriff’s Office, both bodies were transported to the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab in Dayton for autopsies, which are scheduled to be conducted today.

The crime scene remains, at this time, under the control of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are still early into this investigation but we are working aggressively with the help of Ohio BCI on finding whoever is responsible for these murders,” said the press release.

Update: 7:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16

The Greene County Sheriff’s department has not released any information on the names of the man and woman found dead on Sunday at 4444 East Enon Road. Yellow Springs police, who are assisting the sheriff’s department, stated that all calls regarding the case are being referred to the sheriff’s, which would not comment at this time on the status of the case.

Only one sheriff’s car remains on the scene just west of Yellow Springs. The building is owned by Elaine Brown of Yellow Springs and her grandson, Skip Brown, lives in one part of the duplex.

Update: 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer announced at 7:30 p.m. this evening that two bodies were found at 4444 East Enon Road, although names were not released. Photo by Dylan Taylor Lehman


Two bodies, one male and one female, have been found on the property of 4444 East Enon Road just west of Yellow Springs, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer at about 7:30 on Sunday evening. DeWine and Fischer were on the scene at the two duplexes near the corner of East Enon Road and Yellow Springs Fairfield Road.

The names of, or any information about the deceased, have not yet been released. The deceased were the victims of shootings.

According to DeWine and Fischer, the cause of death has not been finalized, and could have been a murder-suicide or a double homicide. While DeWine and Fischer did not clarify the cause of death, they said there was no threat to the officers on the scene.

The female was found in the driveway of the property and the male was found inside, according to DeWine. A jogger running by the property saw the female and called the police.

Six Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, investigators are on the scene, and a search warrant is expected to arrive shortly.

The News will update with more information when we receive it.

Reported by Dylan Taylor Lehman.

Update: 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15

Yellow Springs police, the Greene County Sheriff, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, or BCI, is currently investigating an active crime scene on East Enon Road just west of village limits. The crime scene is at the site of several apartments located near the intersection of East Enon and Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road. Police cruisers, sheriffs’ vehicles and Miami Valley Rescue squad vehicles were all on the scene.

The BCI is in charge of the investigation, according to Yellow Springs officer Allison Saurber at the scene, but no other information is available.

According to a report from WHIO at 5:03 p.m.. at least one person had been killed in a shooting. However, Yellow Springs police dispatch and the Greene County Sheriff’s and police on the scene said no information is available at this time.

The News will update the situation when new information is available.

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One Response to “Man, woman found dead at East Enon Road duplex identified”

  1. Bronwyn Reece says:

    Heartbreaking.