Update: Homicide investigation in Holton

Holton, IN

Update —On Tuesday an autopsy was completed on the victim of the homicide that was found deceased in a residence near Holton early Monday morning. The autopsy confirmed that the victim, Kristina M. Jones, 36, was the victim of a homicide.

The investigation remains ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at 812-689-5000.


Original Story — Monday, detectives from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post began a homicide investigation after an adult female was located deceased in a residence in rural Ripley County.

Shortly after midnight on Monday, Ripley County dispatch received a call of an unresponsive female at a residence on County Road 700 West, near Holton. The investigation began when both deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the ISP-Versailles Post arrived on the scene. It was soon determined that the female was deceased and had sustained injuries that indicated she was the victim of a homicide.

At this time, the victim’s identity is being withheld pending positive identification. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow to confirm the victim’s identity and cause of death. At this time, no arrests have been made.

The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time. The Indiana State Police has been assisted by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, Ripley County Coroner’s Office, and Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office.