Murder trial in Hillsdale

by, WLEN News Staff
Published 1/11/18

A trial began yesterday in the case of a man accused of shooting to death a friend’s abusive boyfriend and dumping his body, later discovered in a wooded area by children in Hillsdale County.

41-year-old Jay Scott Clark is charged with open murder for allegedly killing 37-year-old Jeremy Barron, as he sat February 8th of 2017 in the back of Clark’s Chevrolet Tahoe. He is also accused of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, concealing a death and carrying away a corpse.

MLive is reporting Clark admitted to shooting Barron and told county sheriff’s deputies he melted with a torch the .45-caliber revolver as well as burned the backseat of the Tahoe, which he later traded to an unknowing Ohio man for a Ford Mustang.

This alleged activity – and the subsequent reported cover-up – went unknown until the children found Barron’s body April 2nd in a wooded area off Dimmers Road in rural Camden Township, about nine miles south of what co-defendant Ashley Hoath named as the shooting site.


Tune into our local and state newscasts for more information on this story and much more. The image attached to this article is courtesy of MLive.