Update: Grandmother Of Nash County Woman Found Dead In OH Says Alloway Not Addicted To Drugs

Diane Dille wants lawmen in Ohio to bring murder charges against the man she believes murdered her grandaughter Nichole Alloway.

Dille told WITN Saturday that she feels the Sheriff's Office cut a deal with Richard Howard the man lawmen have charged with abuse of a corpse.

Scioto County Sheriff's Office have charged Howard with gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and trafficking in drugs.

They say Alloway died in the car of an apparent drug overdose.

Dille says Alloway did not have a drug problem and she claims she was told by officials in Ohio that Howard confessed to murder.

"First thing I heard is my grandaughter she took an overdose and she died," said Dille. "That's not true! The man confessed to murder and he should be charged with murder."

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office has not said in anyway that Howard confessed to murder. They have only charged him with abuse of a corpse.

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An arrest in Ohio has been made in connection with the death of a Nash County woman.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says they arrested Richard Howard for the death of Nicole Alloway of Spring Hope.

The sheriff says it is believed that both Alloway and Howard were involved with drugs at the time of her death. The investigation shows that the 20-year-old died in Howard's vehicle and that he disposed of her body in a rock embedded area in Otway in an attempt to hide the body.

Howard is charged with gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, and trafficking in drugs. Further charges against Howard will be presentent to a grand jury after final forensics reports on the woman's death are received.

Alloway had traveled to Ohio to meet a man she knew from the Internet, according to authorities.
The body was discovered July 12th and authorities identified Alloway through dental records.

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Authorities in Ohio say they have several people of interest in the murder investigation of a Nash County mother found dead Sunday.

Nichole Alloway's grandmother tells WITN that her granddaughter met a man online and traveled to Ohio to meet him.

While getting money to take the bus home -- she disaappeared and her body was later found so badly decomposed they had to use dental records to identify her.

Alloway's grandmother, Diane Dille, says it's been extremely hard she's seeking justice in her granddaughters death. "I'm praying real hard and I want people to pray hard because when they get the lethel injection they'll have it easier then they gave Nicole."

Dille says she was told the man her granddaughter went to see did pass a lie detector test.

A sheriff's office spokesperson says no one has been ruled out. The investigation is ongoing.


An Ohio sheriff says remains found earlier this month are those of Nichole Alloway from Spring Hope in Nash County.

Alloway had traveled north to meet a man she knew from the Internet, according to authorities.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini said Monday that authorities identified 19-year-old Nicole Alloway of Springhope through dental records.

The body was discovered July 12 in a creek near the community of Otway, 78 miles south of Columbus.

Capt. David Hall with the sheriff's office says the cause of death has not been determined.

Family members say they hadn't heard from Alloway since early June.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information in the case to contact detectives.

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  • by where is the justice Location: Wa on Feb 13, 2012 at 08:24 AM
    Richard E. Howard is out of jail, what are the police doing or even the justice system? What is really going on in Portsmouth Ohio?
  • by Sandi Location: NC on Oct 10, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    This case involves a horrible cover-up by the authorities that were involved in solving it. To learn more and to help bring justice, please join the facebook group " Juctice For Nichole "
  • by Watcher Location: P-Ville on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:17 AM
    The people that was involved in this murder is not going to get away that easily. They are being watched and all backgrounds of their whole life is being recorded, and soon they will slip up. Fear will be their weakness and then justice will be served, you can take that to the bank! One is already behind bars and soon the others also involved will be too!
  • by sherry Location: nash county on Aug 2, 2009 at 09:12 AM
    i think there is more to the story than what they are saying..i think they shouls charge him with murder and who ever else was invovled..and what about that guy jason and dillin he was the one who talked her into coming there..all three of them sounds like wimps to me scared lil boys why dont they man up and take respondability for what they did..she did not deserve this at all..she had family and friends who loved her and someone took her away and they deserve to burn...
  • by Diane Location: Spring hope on Jul 25, 2009 at 03:55 PM
    To D on july 23: Keep my mouth shut? I raised this child.I hope this never happens to you. But it takes a low life, parasite like you to make a comment like that. Oh by the way, I can track I.P adresses thought you'd like to know that.
  • by sherry bowden Location: nash county on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    to who ever said the grandmother should keep her mouth shut...what if it was your child could u keep your mouth shut..i dont think so ...so how about u take you own advice and shut up
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Jul 24, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    It is no the internet that's bad.It is the cyber nuts prowling on the internet that are what you have to watch out for. Just like walking thru Wal Mart, Foodlion, Dollar General, or ANY OTHER parking lot you frequent everyday, week, or month.
  • by Dave on Jul 24, 2009 at 03:37 PM
    This guy looks like he's part giraffe.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 24, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    OK, so its not the "inter-nets" fault. The fault with the inter-net is most times there is no visual (as meeting someone in Wal-Mart). On the "net" you can be whom ever you want to be, for instance I may be a bank robber, you may be a con person. As for me, I prefer talking to people I can see, I'm not lonely enough to converse on the Net.
  • by Jim Location: Greenville on Jul 24, 2009 at 02:19 PM
    Dang, his picture scares me much less getting into a car with him.
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