PRESS RELEASE, 6/27/2012

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in cold case murder

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Richard Kuhn (DOB 5-8-67) in the murder of Kimberly Brown.  Kuhn stands indicted on one count of Aggravated Murder (Special Felony), one count of Murder (Special Felony), one count of Tampering with Evidence (Felony 3) and one count of Gross Abuse of a Corpse (Felony 5).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison.

Kuhn is charged with killing Miss Brown between November 14, 2005 – December 31, 2006 and burying her body in the basement of his house on 3229 Riverside Drive.  Kuhn and Miss Brown had dated. 

Kuhn has been locked up since July 16, 2010 in the Warren Correctional Institutional as a result of a Clermont County conviction for burglary.  He is scheduled to be released on that charge on March 28, 2015.

In 2011, Kuhn began writing detailed letters to friends and acquaintances asking for their help in digging up Miss Brown’s body and disposing of it. Kuhn became concerned about the body when he learned that there was a water leak in the Riverside Drive basement and contractors were coming to fix the leak.

The police eventually received information about the letters and began their investigation.  They executed a search warrant at the residence on September 29, 2011 and found Miss Brown’s body.

On June 13, 2012 the Hamilton County Coroner ruled her death a homicide by undetermined means.  Due to the condition of the body, the coroner’s office had to employ extraordinary means to conduct the autopsy.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “Kimberly Brown was murdered over six years ago.  The crime was gruesome and Kuhn’s attempts to cover it up were extensive.  Richard Kuhn needs to be in prison for a long, long time.”