Miami County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Loy Road just west of Alcony-Conover Road in Lostcreek Township at 7:08 A.M. this morning on the report of a body lying in a ditch.  Upon deputies’ arrival they found a deceased adult female lying in the ditch along Loy Road.  Detectives and evidence technicians were summonsed to process the scene of the suspicious death.  The Miami County coroner was also notified and ordered the remains removed to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office for autopsy.  The deceased female has been identified as 38 year-old Alicia M. Paulus of Sidney, Ohio.

We are requesting that anyone who was in the area of Loy Road and Alcony-Conover Road between 12:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. this morning and observed anything suspicious to call the Miami County Communication Center at 937-440-9911.  Additionally, we are requesting that anyone who was with Ms. Paulus in the last 24 hours or anyone having any information to also call the Miami County Communication Center.  Anonymous tips can be left on the Sheriff’s Office website,

The investigation is on-going.