- MASON, Ohio - the body of
a white female adult was found Wednesday in wooded area in mason by
a man helping in the the search for a woman missing for nine days,
- Police have been looking
for Vendetta Cox, 33, since Oct.22, her 13-year-old daughter, Cresta,
and boyfriend, Gary Heath, of Hamilton, last saw her that morning at
her Mason apartment. The body has not been identified as Cox's
but Warren County Coroner Ralph Young said a ring found on the body
belonged to Cox.
- She last was heard from
- she called a friend to say she would be late for
work, police said.
- A former, brother-in-law
of Cox was looking in the wooded area near US 42 and the
International Paper Co. about 11:30 a.m. when he found the partially
clothed body, said Sgt. Matt Connor.
- "There was no
indication of how she got there," Connor said. "There are
a few tire tracks in the tall grass, but not good ones."
- The body showed signs of a
struggle or fight," he, said, but the cause of death had not
- Young, who was called to
the scene, said the death was "traumatic and possibly
homicidal." No immediate signs of gunshot or stab wounds
were evident, he said.