(NewsReady.com) – Every year, roughly 4,000 women are killed in domestic violence incidents. Women are more likely to be killed by a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend than any other person. Police in Kentucky believe that is exactly who killed a 22-year-old woman.
On Saturday, August 12, the Bowling Green Police Department responded to a welfare check for Alexandra Hemmann. Officers entered the apartment, discovered the young woman dead, and quickly realized it was no accident.
Two days later, on August 14, Detectives David Grimsley and Kyle Scharlow held a press conference to give an update on the crime. They said they identified 25-year-old David A. Profitt, II, as a person-of-interest after finding Hemmann dead. The department immediately began looking for the suspect. The Fishers Police Department in Indiana reported that the Bowling Green Police Department reached out to the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force from the Bureau’s Indianapolis Field Office because he was suspected of fleeing to Indianapolis.
On Saturday night, the FBI and Fishers Police Department located Scharlow at Topgolf in Indiana. The suspect will be transferred back to Kentucky to the Warren County Detention Center. He’s facing charges of theft by unlawful taking and murder.
The victim’s friends said she was in a domestic violence situation. Monica Martin, one of Hemmann’s co-workers, called her a “sweet, funny, hard working” person. She implored people to “reach out” if they or someone they know is in a similar situation. “Don’t be silent! I will be there for you!” she said. Another colleague, Ronda Fields, also asked people to reach out if they were suffering from domestic violence.
Thomas Hemmann, the victim’s father, posted a message on Facebook saying his daughter was the victim of domestic violence. He said his family’s “life will never be the same” and asked everyone to pray for them.
If you or anyone you love is the victim of domestic violence, help is always available. Reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
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