Ashtabula Sheriff Dept. locates possible body of murder suspect

The Ashtabula Sheriff says they believe they have located the truck and body of murder suspect, Thomas Propst.

A manhunt was under way for Propst since late August after he was named as the suspect in the shooting death of his wife Paula and had attempted to kill his 18 year old daughter, she escaped and contacted authorities at the time.

Propst's truck was spotted early this afternoon is a wooded area off Fee Rd. Between the area of Newline and Rome Township.  The Sheriff says a neighbor had spotted what appeared to be the white truck Propst was believed to have been driving, he did not approach but called the Sheriffs Department.  The truck was located by them and the body inside was decomposing.

The coroner has not ruled on a cause of death yet, and the official identification has not been made.  The Sheriff tells 19 Action News,  they do believe it is the body of Propst, but the investigation is ongoing at this time. The sheriff did say the truck located was not involved in an accident.

At the time of the murder the Sheriffs Department said Propst was believed to be armed and dangerous.

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