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07/07/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/07/2020 15:15

Police - Media Releases 7/7/2020 Woman Arrested for February Murder at Music Valley Drive Motel

7/7/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hermitage Precinct detectives today charged Britany Lynn Foster, 21, with the February 5th murder of Joshua Ryan Steele at the Fiddler's Inn on Music Valley Drive. Steele, 27, of Joelton, was fatally shot less than an hour after his 10:25 p.m. check-in.

The investigation shows that Steele contacted Foster through a phone number listed in an on-line escort ad and requested that she come to his room. Foster was identified as the woman pictured in the on-line ad. During the execution of a search warrant at Foster's apartment, a pistol was recovered from a master bedroom closet. A cell phone was also seized. A forensic analysis of the phone showed communication from Steele on the night of February 5th.

Foster is jailed in lieu of $500,000 bond.

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