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A man who has been arrested in connection with a Ohio mother's murder had written a lengthy Facebook post about her death just days before officials closed in on him.
Morgan Fox, 29, was shot to death during the early morning hours of Oct. 28 while she was entering a vehicle in her North Canton home’s driveway, according to a press release from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. She was on her way to a FedEx post in town where she worked as an operations manager, WEWS-TV in Cleveland reported.
Jason McDermitt — reportedly her coworker at FedEx — was arrested on Wednesday and charged with aggravated murder in connection with her death.
But before his arrest, he apparently wrote an emotional and lengthy tribute to Fox on his Facebook page, The Repository reports. In the post — authored on Nov. 1 — he claimed they were good friends.
"You were such a bright light in my life and so many others, and was always there for me when I needed it," the post reads, according to The Repository. "It's so strange not having you around to talk to and this has left a giant hole in my heart, but I know you will always be watching over us, your family, your friends, and your daughter. You have left a lasting impact on all of our lives, and you will never be forgotten.”
He added that Fox was always there for him when he was having a “bad day.”
The post was addressed to “Foxy” and it included the hashtag “#JusticeforMorganAshlye,” according to WEWS-TV.
Fox’s stepsister Megan Barrett told WEWS-TV that she was disturbed by the tribute, particularly if McDermitt is, in fact, the alleged killer.
"I think, a really sick person, somebody who's really messed up in the head and likes to see people in pain," she said, adding that she believes McDermitt was present at a vigil — held at Fox’s home — two nights after the shooting.
The case is still being investigated, according to the sheriff’s department press release.
McDermitt is being held in the Stark County Jail on a $2 million bond. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.
“Morgan had a generous soul and was very giving,” the slain mother’s obituary reads. “She had a love for animals, her family, and her daughter Emilia was her life, she will be deeply missed by all.”
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