MCCONNELSVILLE — A Sidney male has been billed with two counts of aggravated murder in the fatalities of a couple in Morgan County.
In accordance to Morgan County Sheriff’s Business, Brian Jason Weimert, 43, of Sidney, appeared Wednesday early morning in Morgan County Court, where by bail was set at $1 million. He has been charged in the fatalities of a Pickaway County couple, Steven Sturgill Jr., 36, of Circleville, and Crystal Dawn Burchett, 39, of Circleville. He is remaining held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in Nelsonville.
A preliminary autopsy showed both equally victims suffered gunshot wounds.
In accordance to a push release from Morgan County Sheriff Douglas McGrath, the bodies of the pair were discovered early Tuesday early morning immediately after they had been reported missing. The bodies were being identified in the equine space of the Appalachian Hills Wildlife location, previously known as AEP Recreation Lands.
The Ohio Division of Organic Methods experienced responded to a “well-being“ test of a family in the Equine Space on July 26. ODNR, the release said, contacted the sheriff’s office environment for their help.
Upon ODNR’s reaction, the officers felt that one thing was just not right. This provoked a reaction from a relatives member who arrived to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office environment and submitted a lacking persons report on her son and his girlfriend, both of those from the Pickaway County space. Initially it was uncovered that the two missing persons experienced appear to Morgan County to camp and about a few weeks back experienced dropped get hold of with their family members again in Pickaway County.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office coordinated with ODNR and a full investigation was launched into the disappearance of the two folks. Deputies and ODNR officers converged on the equine tenting space to more investigate. The lacking couple’s trailer and automobile were being uncovered and impounded, and interviews have been done.
The interviews led law enforcement into conducting an substantial research of the surrounding wooded areas of the equine area. The lookup lasted effectively into the early morning hrs of Tuesday. In the course of this lookup, two deceased bodies were being uncovered in two different spots.
At this level, McGrath summoned the abilities of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office environment Detective Bureau. They arrived and processed the multiple crime scenes for the sheriff. The bodies were being removed to the Licking County Coroner’s Workplace.