Jon Eric Burggraf (Photo courtesy of the Ohio Attorney General's Office)
Jon Eric Burggraf (Photo courtesy of the Ohio Attorney General's Office)

Ross County Sheriff George Lavender reports that late Wednesday night, information was received that Pike County murder suspect Eric Burggraf was in Ross County.

Early Thursday morning, Burggraf was taken into custody in western Ross County without incident.

Burggraf was transported to the Ross County Jail for processing. All other inquiries concerning this matter should be directed to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office.

A special thanks to Pickaway and Fayette County Sheriff’s Offices, Ohio Attorney General’s Office (B.C.I.), U.S. Marshal’s Office, State Highway Patrol, U.S. 23 Major Crimes Task Force and the Ross County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Response Team.

The original press release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office follows.

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The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation is seeking tips from the public to help locate a Pike County homicide suspect.

Jon-Eric Burggraf, 32, is wanted in connection to the death of 39-year-old Charles Michael Meadows Jr., whose body was found on Monday. Burggraf, of Piketon, has an active felony warrant for possessing a weapon under disability. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Burggraf is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has red hair and green eyes.



BCI is advising anyone who sees Burggraf to call 911 immediately. Additional information regarding his whereabouts can be reported to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 740-947-2111 or to BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO.

Agencies involved in the ongoing investigation include BCI, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Department of Homeland Security.