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Teen charged in jogger's murder

Teen charged in jogger's murder

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) --Authorities have charged a 16-year boy who lived in a group home with the fatal stabbing of a jogger in a Blendon Township park.

Police say 55-year-old Jane Juergens was killed Sunday night on a trail at Ridgewood Park, near Westerville Rd. and State Route 161. She had been stabbed a number of times.

On Monday police charged a 16-year-old boy with a delinquency count of murder. They say he lived in a nearby group home with three other boys.

According to the search warrant affidavit, a staff member of the group home called police Sunday night after the teen began acting suspiciously after a visit to the park Sunday afternoon.

Township Police Chief John Belford said Juergens and the boy did not know each other.

 

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