The Campbellsville Police Department responded Saturday, February 11 at 9:35am to a request for a “welfare check” from Matt Wayn of Cincinnati, Ohio reporting he had not heard from his mother, Elizabeth Arimsmier. Ms. Arimsmier, 78, resided at 105 Daisy Drive in Campbellsville. Officers responded to the address Saturday morning at 9:30 AM and did not receive a response. Entry was gained and the victim – Ms. Arimsmier was found unresponsive. The Coroner was notified and pronounced the victim deceased. An autopsy was performed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville on Sunday, February 12th, which determined the victim died as a result of blunt force trauma sustained days earlier.
The investigation continued Sunday resulting in the arrest of Jessie James Durham, age 20 of Campbellsville. Durham is the great-grandson of the victim. Durham was charged with Murder and lodged in the Taylor County Regional Jail.
The investigation is continuing by Officer David Tucker.
Rumor has it the grandson has confessed to murdering his grandmother through blunt force trauma brought on by smashing his grandmother repeatedly in the head with a hammer.