‘This has left a giant hole in my heart’
Murder suspect left weird Facebook tribute to his mom-of-one FedEx colleague after ‘shooting her dead’ outside her home
Jason McDermitt, 29, of Ohio, charged with aggravated murder in shooting death of 29-year-old mom-of-one Morgan Fox
Fox was shot dead inside her SUV in the driveway of her home in Plain Township on October 28
Four days later, McDermitt, Fox’s colleague at a FedEx facility, posted lengthy tribute to her on Facebook, describing her as a friend and confidant
He also posted photos from vigil hosted in Fox’s honor after her death
Deputies arrested McDermitt for killing Fox three days on Nov 1, after his post
He’s charged with aggravated murder and is being held in the Stark County Jail on a $2 million bond
An Ohio man who went public a fortnight ago, lamenting the execution style killing of his colleague has been charged in her death.
Just days after the mother-of-one Morgan Fox, 29, was found shot to death in her driveway in Plain Township, Ohio, on October 28, her co-worker at Fedex posted a lengthy personal tribute on his Facebook page mourning her death.
Within three days after that, 29-year-old Jason McDermitt was charged with murdering Morgan Fox, the woman whose death he was publicly lamenting.
Fox who worked as an operations manager at a Fedex facility was entering her SUV that was parked outside her home on Frazer Avenue in North Canton in the early hours to go to work when she was shot in the head.
Fox’s boyfriend later returned home from work, found her lifeless body inside her vehicle and called 911. When deputies arrived at her home around 6:30 a.m., Fox, was pronounced dead at the scene.
On November 1, McDermitt, who worked at the same FedEx facility where Fox was an operations manager, took to his Facebook page and posted a multi-paragraph letter addressed to ‘Foxy,’ as News5Cleveland first reported.
‘I wish I had time to list all the ways you have impacted my life, but the list would be so long we’d never make it to the end,’ he wrote. ‘You were the friend where if I was having a bad day, I knew i could always come talk to you, and you’d always listen and talk to me until I felt better.’
Toward the conclusion of the post, in which he called Fox a ‘bright light,’ he wrote: ‘it’s strange not having you around to talk to you and this has left a giant home in my heart, but I know you will always be watching over us, your family, your friends, and your daughter. You have left a lasting impact on all of our lives, and you will never be forgotten.’
McDermitt added the hashtag #JusticeforMorganAshlye, and also shared a photo of the slain woman, along with a picture of flowers and candles from her vigil.
On November 4, Stark County Sheriff’s deputies armed with a warrant arrived at McDermitt’s home to arrest him on a charge of aggravated murder stemming from Fox’s killing.
Investigators said they are not aware of any relationship between Fox and McDermitt aside from being co-workers.
Fox lived with her boyfriend and her eight-year-old daughter, according to her stepsister, Megan Barrett.
Barrett said she never heard of McDermitt until he was arrested, and described the author of the chilling Facebook post as ‘a really sick person, somebody who’s really messed up in the head and likes to see people in pain.’
McDermitt remained jailed on Tuesday after his bail was set at $2million.