Newark Man Murdered

Local News

The Newark Police are investigating the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man. Police say John Stouffer of 59 West Harrison Street was found stabbed several times in his home, Monday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Newark Division of fire Paramedics.

Authorities say that around 10:15 police responding to a disturbance at the home were unable to locate the caller and then began to check the welfare of citzens when they discovered Stouffer’s body.

Detectives are now following up on leads.

Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to one thousand dollars for information that leads to the arrest of Stouffer’s killer.

Anyone with information is urged to call (740) 670-7215

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.