Akron police trying to identify possible witness in Kimlyn Circle quadruple murder investigation
Bob Jones, newsnet5.com
3:47 PM, Apr 25, 2013
3:50 PM, Apr 25, 2013
AKRON, Ohio - A man, who was apparently did a good deed, could be an important witness in a quadruple homicide investigation in Akron.
The man, who was wearing a neon vest and could be a construction worker, turned in a cell phone to a Subway restaurant. He was apparently unaware the phone belonged to one of the murder victims, Ronald Roberts.
Police said the phone was turned in a few hours before Roberts's body was discovered in the basement of his Kimlyn Circle townhouse near Chapel Hill Mall on April 17.
Roberts, 24, had been shot in the head. Three other people, Kem Delaney, 23, Kiana Welch, 19, and Maria Nash, 19, were also found dead from gunshot wounds to their heads.
Surveillance video shows the man inside a Subway on East Market Street, but he did not leave his name with employees. Police want to be clear that he is a witness, not a suspect.
"We just don't know who that person is. We know what he looks like. We're just trying to get him to come forward and contact us. He is definitely not a suspect at this time, just someone we want to get some information from. We don't want to leave any stone unturned," said Det. Rich Morrison.
Specifically, detectives want to know exactly where the man found the phone. Anyone with information on the identity of the potential witness is asked to call Akron police.
Police do not have a motive or any suspects in the case.
Summit County Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to the killer or killers. Tips can be made anonymously at 330-434-COPS.