Crime Stoppers: Who killed Charlotte Morris?

Dayton police investigate homicide. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It’s been more than three years, but Dayton police still believe there is someone out there who knows how and why a 62 year old woman was killed.

Friends left flowers outside the Wyoming Street apartment of Charlotte Morris, 62, after learning of her death in the early morning hours of October 18.

“My heart just went to my stomach because there’s no reason why anybody should have done what they did to that woman,” said Beth Peterman, friend.

Because Morris had a number of medical problems, a former boyfriend would call each day to check on her.

When he couldn’t get a hold of her for three days, he called police.

“When I talked to her Monday, she seemed like she was almost incoherent because like, when I was talking to her, she was obsessed about trying to get her shoes on and she couldn’t get her shoes on,” said Karl, former boyfriend.

Three days after that last phone call, police found Morris lying on the floor in her apartment severely beaten and bruised.

Friends tell us Morris did have a lot of prescription pills like Vicodin and Xanax in her apartment, but so far, police have not released a motive for this crime.

“Homicide detectives do believe there is a possibility that Charlotte Morris knew her attacker, so there may be others out there with this information,” said Detective Cayce Cantrell, Dayton Police Department.

Call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867 if you have any information about Charlotte Morris’s murder. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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