Sheriff: Male in Yellow Springs-area double homicide was intended target

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio (WDTN) – New details emerge from the Yellow Springs double homicide over the weekend.

Skip Brown, 44, and Sherri Mendenhall, 63, were found dead from gunshot wounds near a driveway Sunday.

READ MORE: Victims in double homicide near Yellow Springs were business partners

A jogger found Mendenhall dead and called police from a neighbor’s house. Listen to that 911 call here:

Friends of the victims spoke with 2 NEWS and said the two were business partners.

Brown was the intended target, Gene Fischer, Greene County Sheriff, told the media Wednesday, saying that the suspect was “angry and targeted” Brown.

He was shot multiple times and Mendenhall, who is not believed to have been a target, was shot once.

Fischer told the media Wednesday that the Bureau of Criminal Investigations was called to assist with the case.

Investigators say that this was an isolated, targeted attack and that the public is not believed to be in danger.

Funeral services will be held for Brown from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Jackson Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home in Yellow Springs.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call a tip-line at 937-562-4815. 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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