Police ID victims of murder-suicide

Crime tape blocked a Riverside road Monday evening. (WDTN/Brooke Moore)
Crime tape blocked a Riverside road Monday evening. (WDTN/Brooke Moore)

RIVERSIDE, Ohio (WDTN) – Police are investigating a murder-suicide in Riverside.

Officers responded to 4241 Elmshaven Dr. at 7:37 p.m. Monday on the report of shots fired.

When the arrived they found two people had been shot.

Jamie. L. Mathews, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Randy L. Grimm, 51, of Springfield was taken to Miami Valley hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police Grimm came to the house and argued with Mathews. He then took a gun from his silver Ford 3500 and shot Mathews several times, then turned shot himself.

Officials said Mathews sustained multiple gunshot wounds, mostly to the torso.

Preliminary evidence shows that Mathews and Grimm were co-workers at Grimm Properties LTD., where Grimm served as the president and Mathews as the vice president.

Officials believe the company was utilized as a cleaning service for foreclosed homes.

Although officials have been able to identify their work relationship, it is not clear what started the fatal argument.

“You know, when you see an issue like this there’s uh somebody was angry about something,” said Detective Sergeant Jeremy Trego with the Riverside Police Department.

Both an adult and child were in Mathews home and witnessed her death.

Nearby neighbors reported never seeing a dispute between the two or anyone else at Mathew’s home.

Police officials say despite the unfortunate occurrence, crimes of this nature do occur.

“I wouldn’t say we’re surprised nor shocked, you know, you never where these kind of things are gonna happen. Doesn’t matter what the neighborhood is or what, you know, the situations are once somebody has made up their mind I guess to do that and carry out this issue– you know, sounds like there wasn’t time for police notification when then argument started because it happened so quick,” said the detective sergeant.



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