Sheriff: Ohio man charged in pizza deliverer’s death

  • December 27, 2013

NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man was charged Friday with murder in the slaying of a pizza delivery driver, after authorities said he led them to find her body at a state park.

Adam Charles Burris, 32, is believed to have abducted and killed 26-year-old Kayla Thompson, Guernsey County Sheriff Michael McCauley told reporters at a news conference.

No attorney information was available for Burris.

The Cambridge man was initially being held on a warrant for unrelated domestic violence charges.

Thompson, also of Cambridge, did not return from a delivery run on Thursday. A deputy went to her last delivery address, where a woman told the officer that she had seen her boyfriend, Burris, in the delivery driver’s vehicle.

Authorities said they used Burris’ cellphone to track and stop him on Interstate 70, where he was taken into custody.

McCauley said Burris then led authorities to Thompson’s body near a boat ramp at Dillon State Park in neighboring Muskingum County, about 65 miles east of Columbus. The sheriff said that without Burris’ help, officers would not have known to look there.

McCauley told reporters that the only known connection between Burris and Thompson was that she brought him pizza.

An autopsy was being performed Friday to determine the cause of death. A bond hearing for Burris was planned for Monday.


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