Arrest made in connection with Katelyn Markham cold case investigation

News Center 7 has confirmed investigators have made an arrest in connection in the Katelyn Markham cold case. This is a story we have followed for over a decade.

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Police have arrested Jonathan Palmerton and charged him with perjury in connection with the investigation after a search warrant was issued, Butler County Prosecutor Michael Gmoser told our news partner WCPO in Cincinnati.

He was arrested Friday at his Fairfield home after it was searched.

Another property belonging to John Carter, who was believed to be Markham’s partner at the time of her disappearance, was also searched by police but Gmoser says Carter has not been charged with any crime, WCPO reports.

This is the first arrest in connection to Markham’s 2011 disappearance.

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Palmerton is currently in the Butler County jail, according to jail records.

Markham was last seen in August 2011 at her apartment in Butler County.

Her remains were found in 2013 in Cedar Grove, Indiana.

News Center 7 has calls into investigators.

We will continue to provide updates.

Photo from: Butler Co SHeriff
Photo from: Butler Co SHeriff