Portsmouth, OH man arrested in connection with 3 year old cold case
Donald Richardson, Jr. of Portsmouth, OH was arrested in connection with the murder of Donald Kidd of Ashland, KY.
PORTSMOUTH, OH -
A man was arrested Tuesday, April 29, in a cold case going back three years.
Donald Richardson Jr., 52, of Portsmouth, Ohio was arrested in connection with the murder of Donald Kidd of Ashland, Kentucky. Richardson Jr. is charged with six felonies including murder, felonious assault, arson, abuse of a corpse, and two counts of tampering with evidence.
Kidd's body was found inside his car after it was set on fire on the 1000 block of 15th Street. An autopsy revealed Kidd died from a gunshot wound, not due to a fire.
Richardson is being held at the Scioto County Jail.
Kidd was a former car salesman at Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Ashland. One of his former co-workers David Blatt was really happy to finally have a break in the case. "We really loved Don and enjoyed working with him. The day he didn't show up for it was very depressing for all of us, so this is an exciting time to hear good things for us and his family to maybe get some closure to what was going on."
This case is still under active investigation. Police are asking if anyone has information that can be useful, to contact these numbers:
(740) 353-4101 (emergency dispatch) (740) 354-1600 (Portsmouth Police Department Investigations division) 1 (800) 589 -2728 (State Fire Marshal's arson tipline)
A Blue Ribbon Arson Award of $5,000 is still on the table in this case.
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