AKRON, Ohio - It has been 2 years since Garland Dean was beaten and stabbed multiple times in September of 2010.
Garland’s brother, Paris Dean, is hoping that after two years, someone will finally come forward and tell Akron police who is responsible for the death of his 44-year-old younger brother.
Paris and his brother Darryle Dean always looked after their younger brother, even as Garland continued to battle an on-going drug problem. Paris said that Garland often relied on him for food at the end of the month, and when the end of September came around and he hadn’t seen his little brother, he knew immediately that something was wrong.
The Summit County Coroner told Paris his brother was stabbed repeatedly. Garland’s body was found in a wooded area off of Akron’s East Ave.
Paris said police have told the family that it is possible that suspects in Garland’s murder are already in custody for different crimes, but so far no one has confessed to his brother’s murder.
The family is planning a vigil for Garland at 6 p.m. on Friday. The vigil will be held near the wooded area where his body was found—on East Avenue between West Thornton St. and Longview Ave.
If you have any information on the murder of Garland Dean, you can call Akron Police or Summit County Crimestoppers anonymously at (330) 434-COPS. Your tip could lead to a reward of up to $2,000.
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