Woman, 29, found dead inside West Toledo home

Katie, left, and husband Kyle Sheppard.
Katie, left, and husband Kyle Sheppard.

A 29-year-old woman was found dead inside her West Toledo home Friday night, police said.

Katie Sheppard was found by police at 10:20 p.m. in an enclosed front porch, covered by a blanket, police said.

An arrest warrant, for one count of murder, has been issued for her husband, Kyle Sheppard, 29. As of noon Saturday, he has not been arrested.

Toledo Blade Homicide Report

Mrs. Sheppard, according to court documents, was apparently strangled.

Police found no forced entry into the home. They also found that there was an attempt to clean up the crime scene. 

During the course of the investigation police determined that Mr. Sheppard had fled to Canada on Friday morning.

Police were called to the house on Rivard Drive after Mrs. Sheppard did not show up for work and did not answer phone calls from coworkers, according to police.

Anyone with information about Mr. Sheppard's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.