November 8, 2012
Rockford, OH – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reported that his office is investigating a homicide that occurred at 509 North Street, Rockford. The Rockford Police Department was dispatched to the address at 10:43 AM regarding a shooting.
When Police Chief Paul May arrived, he entered the residence and found Melinda S. Shinn, age 26, deceased in the residence. It was apparent that the death was not a natural death.
Chief May contacted the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and requested that the Sheriff’s Office handle the investigation and Rockford officers assist.
A warrant has been obtained for Daniel C. Martin, age 40, for murder. Martin has not been located. Martin may be driving a 1998 Red Ford Explorer with Ohio License plates EHU 5541. The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 419-586-7724 or your local law enforcement agency.
No other information will be released tonight.
At 9:00AM a press conference will be held at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, 4835 SR 29, Celina