On Saturday February 20th, the Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a residence on Catherine Street in the town of Orion. When deputies arrived they found the body of Rachael A. Pauls inside the residence. Deputies were told a male subject had fled the scene. After a quick and successful search by Richland County K9 TITAN. Andrew T. Weeden, 29 years old, was taken into custody on a probation violation.
Weeden is being held in the Richland County Jail. According to Sheriff Bindl, Andrew Weeden is being considered a person of interest at this time. Sheriff Bindl wants to reassure residents there is no danger to the public.
The incident remains under investigation.
Richland County Sheriff’s Department