Prosecutor: Dayton man indicted for causing death of mother

John Mukes (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said Friday a man has been indicted in connection with the beating death of his mother.

John Mukes, 53, was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on murder and felonious assault charges.

Prosecutors say police were called to a Hoover Avenue home in July 2016 after Mukes called 911 and said his 78-year-old mother had been badly beaten and strangled.

Investigators found no signs of forced entry at the home and say forensic evidence links Mukes to the murder.

Mukes is currently at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 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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