Officials release name of carnival worker


Greene County News Report

XENIA – The Greene County Coroner’s Office released the identity of a man who was found dead at the Greene County Fairgrounds Tuesday.

Investigators said Jerome Thompson, 42, of Greenville, was found by his girlfriend in the trailer he was staying in for the week. Thompson was a carnival worker at the fair.

The death is believed to be of natural causes, but exactly how he died will not be decided until toxicology reports are back. That could take up to eight weeks. Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said there did not appear to be any signs of violence.

The fair went on as scheduled and is set to conclude Saturday night.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

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