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Bond set on Tuesday in Harrison County murder case

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Pair charged with murder, assault in connection with Cadiz-area crime


CADIZ, Ohio -- Bond was set for two suspects wanted for a murder in a park near Cadiz in April.

A $5 million bond was set for 24-year-old Mathew Dowdel during a bond hearing on Tuesday. The other suspect in the case, 33-year-old Eve Kelley, had her bond set at $2 million. The pair have been charged with the murder of 45-year-old Joseph Struthers after his body was found at Sally Buffalo Park in early April.

On April 18, indictments were handed down against the couple, including four charges for each: murder, felonious assault, complicity to commit felonious assault and complicity to commit murder. Dowdle and Kelley pleaded not guilty to the charges.

If Dowdle and Kelley are convicted of murder, they could serve anywhere between 15 years to life in prison and be fined up to $15,000. If convicted of felonious assault as well, the two could serve another 2 to 8 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 dollars. During the hearing, the defense in the case also requested a competency test for Dowdle, which was granted by the judge.

The pair was reportedly seen in multiple locations around the Ohio Valley immediately after the murder and were arrested days later in Florida after being spotted panhandling in a grocery store parking lot.

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