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University Police Officer Arrested in Student’s Slaying

February 1, 1992

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) _ A University of Toledo police officer was charged Saturday with murder in the shooting of a 19-year-old student.

Melissa Ann Herstrum was found last Monday face down in snow on the school’s Scott Park campus, about a mile from the main campus. She had been shot 14 times, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led police to officer Jeffrey T. Hodge, 22. He was jailed, and his arraignment was scheduled for Monday, police said.

Police weren’t sure if Hodge and Ms. Herstrum were acquainted.

Ms. Herstrum’s roommate, Deborah Doritty, reported her missing last Sunday. Ms. Doritty told police that Ms. Herstrum left their apartment earlier that day after receiving a telephone call.

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