For Immediate Release September 11, 2015
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that on September 10th DeKalb County E911 received a call at 9:27 pm, about a domestic disturbance on Highway 227 Crossville in the Rhoden town community. Deputies arrived on scene to find multiple victims of what appeared to be domestic violence disturbance. One victim Johnny Osborn, 63 of Crossville was apparently cut or stabbed and the other victim Donna Andrews Osborn, 49 of Rainsville had possible gunshot wounds. At which time Crossville Police officers and Alabama State Troopers came to assist. We also contacted Mark Hopwood Director of Forensic with Jacksonville State University. Both victims were transported to Marshall Medical South by the DeKalb Ambulance service. The gunshot victim Donna Osborn was then transported to Huntsville Hospital where the she later died. The stabbed victim Johnny Osborn has been interviewed by investigators. These victims were married but estranged at this time. The District Attorney has ordered an autopsy to be done on Donna Osborn. Her body has been transported to Huntsville Department of Forensic Science Lab. This is still an ongoing investigation.
Sheriff Harris states “this is a tragic incident that has occurred. Domestic violence is a common occurrence in America and in Alabama. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Donna Osborn.”