Mifflin Township Homicide: Richland County Sheriff Investigating
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation that occurred at 1665 Frontier Trail in Mifflin Township. Deputies responded to the location at 1044 pm Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Austin Smiley who was found inside the residence with one 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 called to process the crime scene. Major Crimes also responded to the scene and began conducting the investigation. One person was taken into custody, but has not been charged at this point as investigators continue to update the Richland County Prosecutor Gary Bishop.