Investigators say they know how woman was killed

Motorist found 44-year-old woman's body in a ditch about 200 miles from her home.
MCT Regional News
Jun 14, 2013

Greene County investigators have determined how a woman whose body was discovered in a ditch in Cedarville last week was killed and what was used to kill her, said the Greene County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.

Earlier this week, investigators said Kayla Archer, who is also known as Kayla Herchelroath, was murdered. A motorist found her body in ditch near the intersection of Rakestraw and Federal roads on June 7.

Her body was not decomposed, according to law enforcement sources.

“We understand the manner and method of death, but we cannot release that until coroner’s final report is completed,” Eric Spicer, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office said.

Typically the coroner’s final report is completed a few weeks after an autopsy, Spicer said.

On Thursday, the sheriff’s office confirmed Archer, 44, was a Terre Haute, Ind. resident, but investigators are uncertain how her body ended up in Cedarville — almost 200 miles from her home.

“She has no known connections to the area,” Spicer said.

The sheriff’s office is working with Terre Haute police on the case.

Investigators have not identified any suspects at this time.

The coroner’s office released Archer’s body to her family Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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By Sharahn D. Boykin - Dayton Daily News, Ohio (MCT)

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