Arrest made in Miami County homicide investigation


UNION TWP—Miami County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 11000 block of N. Montgomery County Line Road in Union Township on a welfare check, on Monday at 7:31 p.m.

Miamisburg Police Department advised dispatch that one Brian E. Mason, 58, at large, had appeared at their department advising he had shot a female at that residence. Upon deputies arrival they received no response. Looking through a window blood was observed in the residence. Forced entry was then made at which time an adult female was found deceased in the residence suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound.

Detectives responded to the scene to process and began the investigation. Detectives also responded to the Miamisburg Police Department to interview Mason. The female victim was subsequently identified as Michelle L. Elliott, 57, who resided at the Montgomery County Line Road residence. Miami County Coroner Dr. Ginn ordered Ms. Elliott’s remains transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for autopsy.

Upon detectives concluding of the interview with Mason he was taken into custody and transported to the Miami County Jail, where he was incarcerated on a charge of murder.

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Miami County Sheriff’s Office detective section at 937-440-3965. Anonymous tips can me left on the sheriff’s office website,