Man charged with murder of elderly West Carrollton woman

Travis Burke charged with the murder of Edith King. (Photo/ODRC)

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A convicted burglar is formally charged with the aggravated murder and robbery of an elderly West Carrollton woman.

Travis Burke, 24, was indicted Friday by a Montgomery County grand jury.

He is accused of killing Edith King, 81.  King’s daughter found her mother dead inside her home on Windsor Court in April 2013.  She was stabbed multiple times.  Her car was stolen.  It was recovered outside a housing complex on Limestone Avenue in Dayton after a long search.

Investigators say Burke was King’s neighbor.

He is already serving a two year prison sentence for an unrelated burglary.

Burke faces a total of ten charges.  He is scheduled for arraignment March 6. 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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