Murder Victim in Butler County Identified as Missing Montgomery Woman

The victim of a murder in Butler County has been identified as a missing Montgomery woman.

According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, the body of 18-year-old Maura McCoy was discovered Sunday afternoon in the woods off of Mount Pisgah Road. McCoy was reported missing this weekend. Authorities have charged 18-year-old Harrison Cole English with murder.  He’s being held in the Butler County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

At the time that the body was found, it was not clear if the body was McCoy’s. But family members say certain things like clothing and her phone gave them confidence that it was her.

“We sent the victim to forensics in Montgomery. This morning we did get notification that it was the missing person from Montgomery,” says Harden.

An initial hearing was set for English for Tuesday. It is something that McCoy’s father wanted to be present at.

“Somebody should be there to represent her. I don’t see how it’s even fair that they are worried about his safety after he killed my daughter and I can’t even be there to represent her,” says Jarvis McCoy.

Sheriff Harden says there are no other suspects in the case. The case is still under investigation.

McCoy’s parents say they remember her as someone that always cared for everyone and she loved to sing. They said she recently moved to Montgomery after turning 18.

 

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