On March 9, at 7:50 p.m., the Marion Police Department received a report of a deceased person at 643 Universal Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302. After an initial investigation and a preliminary autopsy, it was determined that this incident was a homicide.
The deceased is Catherine Cochran, age 50, of 643 Universal Avenue.
On March 10, 2018, the Marion Police Department with the assistance of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office; the Ohio State Highway Patrol; the Marion and Franklin County Coroner’s Office and the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office in this investigation, an arrest was able to be made on Mitchell Rankin.
Mitchell Rankin, age 35, of 643 Universal Avenue was arrested and transported to the Multi-County Correctional Facility to await formal charges from the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
This case is still actively being investigated and the Marion Police Department encourages anyone with information in the case to please contact detectives at 740-387-2525.