Woman murdered in Franklinton overnight Monday

Columbus police are investigating the death of 41-year-old Dannielle Annette. (Courtesy: Family of Dannielle Annette)

A woman is dead after she was murdered in Franklinton overnight, now investigators are searching for a suspect and motive.

Officers were called to the 100 block of North Central Avenue near Merrimac Avenue at 1:12 am, a dispatcher said.

A passerby told dispatchers someone exited the house and asked for help calling police because a person was dead.

Officers found 41-year-old Dannielle Annette Rowe Sgt. Jeff Strayer said. Police said she suffered significant trauma, but the cause of death had yet to be determined. She was pronounced dead at 1:36 a,m.

No suspects or motives were known as of late Monday morning.

Monday afternoon, family members said Rowe moved into the home just a few weeks ago.

"She was there when all my kids was born, I have nieces very hurt about the situation," said sister Tonya Castel.

This was the 42nd murder in Columbus this year.

Anyone with information regarding this incident was asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers anonymously at (614) 461-TIPS.

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