The suspect reportedly left the scene when police arrived, but when officers went inside, they found a female employee deceased. The suspect was later located and taken into custody.
In a follow-up statement, Upper Sandusky Police identified the suspect as Bethel Bekele and the victim as 22-year-old Keris Riebel. According to police, Bekele allegedly "entered the store with the machete, approached Riebel, and struck her numerous times with the machete."
Investigators are still looking into a motive for Riebel’s death as well as "what, if any, relationship exists between the victim and the suspect."
Bekele was booked into the Wyandot County Jail on suspicion of murder.