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TRUMBULL COUNTY Woman, 22, found dead on her porch



Published: Fri, July 5, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



Police said they were told that the woman and a male friend had been arguing recently.

By PEGGY SINKOVICH

VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

BRACEVILLE -- The Trumbull County Sheriff's Department is treating this morning's death of a 22-year-old woman as a homicide.

Sheriff officials said Tina Brewer, who is originally from Jackson, Ark., was found dead around 5:14 a.m.

According to police and Trumbull County 911 records, a male friend of Brewer's called the dispatch center to report finding Brewer's body.

When police arrived, they found the man standing on the front porch of Brewer's mobile home. Reports say the man, who had blood on his hands, was standing over the woman's body and was holding a paper towel on her chest.

Reports also state that the man said, "Help her. She is so cold; I think she is dead."

Brewer was dressed but had no shoes on.

Investigation

Police said she had one gunshot wound to the chest. They did not know this morning how long Brewer had been dead.

Police also said that they were told Brewer and the man had been arguing the past two days.

The man told police he thought Brewer committed suicide. No note was found, but a gun was located to her side.

The reports do not indicate what type of gun was found.

Police have not identified the man but he was being questioned by detectives.

No charges have been filed.

A blue pickup truck was seen in the driveway of Brewer's home.

Neighbors said Brewer recently moved into the trailer.

Police reports say a window screen had been taken out of a window and was on the front porch.

Detectives spent several hours at the home today looking for evidence.

sinkovich@vindy.com




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