Orrville police arrest boyfriend accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death

Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 8:41 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 12:02 PM EDT
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WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A 39-year-old woman was found stabbed to death early Tuesday morning and Orrville police arrested her boyfriend several hours later.

According to Orrville police, Jessica Duprey’s body was found around 3 a.m. at a home in the 200 block of Chateau Circle.

Officers were called to the house for a report of an unconscious female with lacerations to her neck.

Duprey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s mother, who also lives at the home, told officers Duprey had been in an argument with her boyfriend, Shaun Ross.

Shaun Ross
Shaun Ross((Source: Orrville police))

Ross fled the scene in a red Chevy Traverse, which was later located in the 300 block of Sassafras Street, said police.

A K9 was brought to the area, but Ross could not be located.

Around 6:30 a.m., Orrville police initiated a manhunt for Ross and received help from the Ohio State University Patrol Ariel Unit, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, Wooster police, and the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency.

Several hours later, a Church Road resident located between SR 57 and Kansas Road called police to report a man matching Ross’s description walking down the driveway.

Multiple first responders went to the area and Ross was taken into custody around 10:30 a.m.

According to Orrville police, Ross confessed to the murder.

Ross was transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and official charges are pending.