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Update: Beaver Dam Woman Dead and Estranged Husband Arrested

Date of News Release: 09/28/2012

(Henderson, KY) -- Kentucky State Police detectives are still actively investigating this case today. More interviews are being conducted as well as other forensic processing.

The autopsy in Louisville has concluded; however, it may take weeks for KSP investigators to have the official Medical Examiners investigation.

The preliminary investigation reveals that before Jeremie Simpson confronted his estranged wife, he had made unlawful entry to her dwelling at Suburban Apartments in Beaver Dam. DamiAnn Simpson was not home at the time of his intrusion; however, there were three acquaintances staying inside her apartment at that time. Jeremie Simpson allegedly brandished a shotgun where he manually restrained all three persons. As DamiAnn Simpson arrived home, Jeremie Simpson confronted his estranged wife and shot her with the shotgun. After the confrontation, he allowed all three hostages to leave without incident. The freed hostages fled the scene where they contacted Beaver Dam Police officials.

The investigation is currently on-going.

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Beaver Dam Woman Dead and Estranged Husband Arrested

Date of News Release: 09/27/2012

(Henderson, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of a Beaver Dam woman.

On Thursday, September 27, 2012, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the KSP Post 16-Henderson received a call from Beaver Dam authorities in reference to a shooting that occurred at Suburban Apartments (332 East Fifth Street) in Beaver Dam.

Upon preliminary investigation, it appears that Jeremie D. Simpson (age 32) of Beaver Dam had unlawfully entered the dwelling of his estranged wife, DamiAnn T. Simpson, age 24, and shot her with a shotgun.

Beaver Dam Police Officers arrived at the scene and took Simpson into custody while KSP investigators process the scene. DamiAnn Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ohio County Coroner Jerry Bevil.

KSP detectives have formally charged Jeremie Simpson with (1) count of Murder (domestic violence); (3) counts of Kidnapping; (3) counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree; (1) count of Burglary 1st; (1) count of Violation of an Emergency Protection Order and (1) count of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

He is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.

An autopsy for DamiAnn T. Simpson is scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2012, in Louisville. The investigation is continuing by the Kentucky State Police.

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