Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Aleksey Koloskov (DOB 10/08/86). Koloskov was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), Felonious Assault (F2), and Tampering with Evidence (F3). If convicted on all charges, Koloskov faces the maximum possible sentence of life in prison.
In 2013, a maintenance crew worker informed police that he saw what he thought was a body near a wood line alongside I-75 in Kenton County, Kentucky. Due to the level of decomposition, police were unable to identify the victim. Investigators estimated that the victim had been there for about a month.
The family of the victim, who believed she had been missing, provided law enforcement with details of a tattoo on the victim’s body. That description matched a tattoo on the body of the victim. The Medical Examiner’s office, with the help of an odontologist, confirmed the victim’s identity as Melinda Sue Ingram (DOB 9/23/84) through dental records.
At the time Ingram’s body was discovered, coroners were unable to determine cause of death.
On April 17, 2022, Koloskov arrived at the Cincinnati Police Department to discuss his involvement in the homicide. Koloskov did not know the name of his victim. CPD Homicide detectives, based upon limited details provided by Koloskov, placed Ingram’s photo into an array and asked Koloskov to identify her. Koloskov positively identified Ingram as the victim of the 2013 homicide.
The investigation determined that Koloskov strangled the victim in Cincinnati and drove to Kenton County, Kentucky where he left her body along the side of I-75.
Koloskov is currently being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center on $1,000,000 bond.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “It is never too late to bring justice to victims of violent crime. I hope that the victim’s family will finally get the answers that they deserve after so many years.”