Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

July 6, 2013

Murder suspect returned to Greenup

GREENUP — An Ohio man accused in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in a ditch behind a retail store in Russell has been returned to Greenup County to face a murder charge.

Arthur R. Quigley, 30, of Kitts Hill, was booked into the Greenup County Detention Center shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the jail’s website.

Quigley was arrested in Eldorado, Ohio, by the Preble County Sheriff’s Department not long after the body of 40-year-old Mary Dixon was found Saturday in a ditch behind the Hobby Lobby store in the Ashland Plaza shopping center on Diederich Boulevard. She had been missing since Wednesday and was last seen at the Subway a few storefronts away from Hobby Lobby in the plaza. Dixon and Quigley both were employees of the restaurant.

Quigley is being held without bond. It wasn’t clear Friday when he would make his first court appearance. A deputy in the Greenup Circuit Clerk’s office said a date for his arraignment had not been set. She said it likely would not be until July 15 at the earliest because District Judge Brian McCloud is on vacation next week.

Investigators have declined to comment on a possible motive for Dixon’s slaying, and the state Medical Examiner’s Office, where her body was taken for an autopsy, hasn’t released the cause of her death.

Following his arrest, Quigley was interviewed at the Preble County Jail by Russell Police Department Detective Adam Davis and by RPD Chief Tim Wilson. According to Davis, the suspect made several incriminating statements during the interview.

Quigley became a suspect in the murder as a result of numerous interviews conducted by Davis, as well as other evidence he collected.

Dixon’s murder was the third homicide this year in Greenup County.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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