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Two teens arrested after woman killed by falling log in Ohio state park

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Posted at 8:10 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 11:10:03-04

LOGAN, Ohio — Two Ohio teens were arrested last week for the death of a 44-year-old woman who was hit by a falling log after authorities determined her death was "not a natural occurrence," according to the Hocking County Sheriff's Office.

The Hocking Hills Sheriff’s Department said that two 16-years-olds were taken into custody Oct. 10 and transported to the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center, where they will be held until their court appearances.

Authorities opened up an investigation after a woman, identified as Victoria Schafer of Chillicothe, was killed by a falling section of a tree while on the stairs near Old Man’s Cave in Hocking Hills State Park.

According to the Friends of Victoria Schafer Photography Facebook page, on the day she died, she was photographing a group of Chillicothe high school students.

The teens arrested are not being named since they are minors.

This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty on WEWS.