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Man arrested in Ohio in connection to Kent County death investigation

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Kent County Sheriff’s Office Patch
Posted at 5:29 AM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-17 16:39:01-04

CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff's Office began conducting a death investigation Thursday afternoon and one person is in custody in connection to it.

It happened in the area of Cannon Place Drive NE in Cannon Township.

Deputies arrived on scene and found 25-year-old Ciara Paul of Rockford dead inside the home with apparent stab wounds, according to a news release Friday.

They also found Paul's two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, inside the home.

Both were injured and transported to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect, 29-year-old Jacob Alec Ryan, was found in Toledo, Ohio and was arrested by Toledo authorities.

He was lodged at the Lucas County Sheriff's Office pending extradition.

Ryan faces charges related to homicide - open murder and assault with intent to murder.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Kent County Sheriff's Office Investigative Division at 616-632-6125.