Sheriff investigating after man found shot to death in Mifflin Township, suspect in custody

Sheriff investigating after man found shot to death in Mifflin Township, suspect in custody

MIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) is investigating a homicide.

Deputies responded to a home in the 1600 block of Frontier Trail around 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arrival, they found a victim identified as Austin Smiley dead from a single gunshot wound.

Mifflin Township Fire Department responded to the scene as well as the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was also called to process the crime scene.

The RCSO said one person was taken into custody, but has not been charged at this point.

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