Paulding woman's body found, warrant issued for her boyfriend


OBJECTPAULDING — A manhunt is on for a Paulding man charged with murder after his girlfriend’s body was found inside a parked vehicle in a garage.

Gina L. Mann, 47, of the 7500 block of Road 87 in Paulding, was found dead during a welfare check at her home Sunday, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. 

Deputies located her body while searching the property after they were asked to check on her welfare at 1:40 p.m. Sunday. 

Investigators did not immediately know the cause of death. An autopsy will be completed at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office. 

An arrest warrant has been issued for Ms. Mann’s boyfriend, Matthew Dempsey, 46, also of the Road 87 residence, for a charge of murder. 

Authorities believe Mr. Dempsey has fled the area. He was last seen in Bryan, Ohio, at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday, deputies said. 

Anyone with information about Mr. Dempsey’s whereabouts should contact the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office or local law enforcement .