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Slaying of 87-year-old Ohio woman still unsolved

MONROE, Ohio (AP) — Police in southern Ohio insist they are making progress in solving the slaying of an 87-year-old woman whose body was found in the trunk of her Cadillac five months ago.

Barbara Howe's body was found in the trunk of the car parked in a lot in Middletown, between Dayton and Cincinnati, Nov. 1. Her daughter had reported her missing four days earlier.

No arrests have been made despite 75 tips from the public and a $10,000 reward. Her daughter, Donna Wesselman, says she thinks her mother, who lived in a retirement village, knew her killer.

The Cincinnati Enquirer ( ) reports that police know how and where Howe died but have declined to release that information.

Detective Gregg Myers tells the newspaper that the investigation is "in a good place."

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