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      Autopsy shows Prathersville man died of 2 gunshot wounds

      A 47-year-old man was killed in his trailer home in the 6100-block of North Wagon Trail Road in Prathersville.

      UPDATE: July 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

      An autopsy performed today shows Jon M. Chalfant, 47, died of 2 gunshot wounds in his home at Prathersville??s Gaslight Trailer Park.

      Boone County Sheriff??s Investigators said Chalfant was shot by a handgun about 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the 6100-block of North Wagon Trail Road.

      They would not release any other information about the autopsy because they do not want to jeopardize their investigation.

      Deputies interviewed a 36-year-old woman who was at the scene of the crime.

      After questioning her, they released her.

      Investigators are trying to learn more about the relationship between Chalfant and the woman they questioned as well as the events leading up to the shooting.

      UPDATE: July 17, 2014, 3:50 p.m.

      Boone County Sheriff??s Deputies have identified the Prathersville man shot and killed in his home as Jon M. Chalfant, 47.

      Deputies are releasing very few details about the deadly shooting at a Prathersville trailer park.

      Deputies found Chalfant??s body at the Gaslight Trailer Park just north of Columbia in Prathersville. Investigators said Chalfant was shot by a handgun about 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the 6100-block of North Wagon Trail Road. They are not saying how many times Chalfant was shot.

      Boone County Sheriff??s Detective Tom O??Sullivan said, ??Obviously, it??s a homicide. It??s a very serious incident. We had crime scene technicians on the scene. They have various apparel they wear to maintain the integrity of the crime scene and preserve evidence.??

      Deputies interviewed a woman, 36, who was at the scene of the crime. After questioning her, they released her. Investigators are trying to learn more about the relationship between Chalfant and the woman they questioned as well as the events leading up to the shooting.

      O??Sullivan said, ??I don??t want to comment on any suspect information at this time. We are continuing to follow up on any information that we??ve received. At this time, no one has been taken into custody.??

      O??Sullivan is not asking for help from CrimeStoppers. Neighbors had no comment. This is the second homicide of the year under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff??s Department.

      An autopsy of Chalfant is scheduled for later this week.

      ORIGINAL STORY:

      An investigation into a man shot and killed continues Thursday.

      Deputies were called to the Gaslight Trailer Park shortly after 7 p.M. Wednesday.

      A 47-year-old man, identified as Jon M. Chalfant, was killed in his trailer home in the 6100-block of North Wagon Trail Road in Prathersville.

      Deputies took a 36-year-old woman in to be interviewed by detectives. She was later released.

      The Boone County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine nature of their relationship.