Investigators Looking For Leads in Salem Murder

12/4/12 10:44 AM
Columbiana County Sheriffs are looking for other leads Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a woman and her 5-year-old relative.

The sheriff’s department sent out a bulletin early Tuesday to local police to look for a man in his 30s who could be armed with a shotgun. Investigators then said they are no longer looking for the car or the man described in the bulletin after they received other information in the case.

The bulletin said the man, who they didn’t immediately name, is in his 30s with tattoos on his arms chest and neck and was driving a dark green to medium green SUV, possibly a GMC Jimmy or Chevrolet Trailblazer.

The shooting took place at about 4 p.m. Monday at a home at 2338 state Route 45 in Salem. Investigators said a 12-year-old girl getting off the school bus and discovered the bodies.

Police said the boy was shot in the head. He was initially taken to Salem City Hospital and then flown to Akron Children's Hospital, where he underwent surgery.

The woman, who police said is in her mid-40s to mid-50s and that the child is related to the slain woman.

Investigators have not released the boy’s name or the name of the woman killed.