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Katelyn Markham’s death ruled a homicide

The death of Katelyn Markham, who was last seen two years ago today, has been ruled a homicide by Franklin County, Ind., Coroner Wanda Lee.

The Fairfield woman’s cause of death remains undetermined, according to the coroner’s office.

Lee made the ruling today after reviewing the results of examinations conducted by various forensic specialists. Markham’s remains have been released so her family can make funeral arrangements.

“I am not surprised,” said David Markham, Katelyn’s father, on Tuesday. “I knew it. I felt it.”

He said he had been told about the ruling before the release. It is not a good feeling, he said, but he is glad it ends some rumors about his daughter’s death.”

“It stops the rumors that she just walked away. She didn’t just take a 25-mile walk. She was dropped there and put there by somebody,” he said.

The news of the homicide ruling came just before a planned “Stand up for Katelyn Rally” outside the Fairfield police department.

“This (rally) really is to show that people are very interested and concerned,” Markham said. “They want some resolution.”

He said he has not decided if he will attend the gathering.

The Indiana State Police and the Fairfield police continue working jointly in the investigation into the death of Markham.

Anyone who has any information regarding her death is urged to call the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000, Fairfield police at (513) 867-6094, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 352-3040 or (513) 352-3040.

According to the release from Indiana State Police, the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.

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