For Immediate Release April 29, 2015
Update on Homicide Case
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports the pathologist preliminary report determined that the death of Bobbie Lynn Ross was blunt force trauma to the head. In an interview yesterday with Investigators, Minor admitted that himself and both women had been on a 3 -4 day meth high. After an argument occurred Minor admitted to striking both women. As of today Mike O’Dell approved a Murder warrant on Doug Minor, 32 of Fort Payne for the death of Bobbie Lynn Ross, 35 of Fort Payne. Warrants was also issued on Minor for the assault and kidnapping of Norma Jo Grinnell, 36 of Fort Payne.
Sheriff Harris states “A lot of man hours from multiple agencies have been put into this case so far to bring it to this point. We are continuing to interview possible witnesses and collecting evidence.”