Man Arrested for Murder of Seymour Woman
JACKSON COUNTY - SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in the 2021 murder of Lisha A. Branum, 58, of Seymour, IN.
The investigation began on November 10th, 2021, after the Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call reporting Branum had been found deceased in her home near the 400 block West of CR 1050 North. The cause of death was recorded as a gunshot wound.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the initial investigation began with few leads and led to multiple interviews and numerous search warrants. The investigation led to Brady A. Parrish, 25, of Kurtz, Indiana.
The case against Parrish was presented to Jackson County Prosecutor Jeffrey Chalfant at the end of August. After reviewing the case, Prosecutor Chalfant filed a charge of murder and Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter issued an arrest warrant for Parrish.
The Sheriff’s Department located Parrish in Kansas City, Missouri. Jackson County Detectives Clint Burcham and J.L. McElfresh traveled to Missouri and worked with the Kansas City Police Department, taking Parrish into custody on the warrant. Parrish was arrested on August 30, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
The extradition process was completed on September 9, 2022.
Parrish was transported from Missouri to the Jackson County Jail on 09/20/2022 where he awaits an initial hearing on the charges.
Also assisting with the investigation: Lieutenant Adam Nicholson, Detective Sergeant Jesse Hutchinson, and Deputy Mark Holt.
"This case is an example of excellent and diligent police work, leading to the identification and arrest of a suspect," said Sheriff Rick Meyer. "It has been a lengthy and complex investigation and our officers deserve all the credit for their hard work."