A judge has scheduled a competency hearing for a 19-year-old charged in the bludgeoning deaths of a New Franklin couple.
NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio - Akron police have found the SUV belonging to a murdered New Franklin couple.
Authorities found the blue Mazda CX-9 abandoned in west Akron on Wednesday afternoon. They would not say exactly where the vehicle was found or if it revealed anything about the brutal murders of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert.
The vehicle is now at the New Franklin Police Department. Akron authorities said the SUV is slightly different than originally described by officers, but confirmed it did belong to the Schoberts.
Construction workers found the Schoberts dead in the bedroom of their Rex Lake Drive home Tuesday afternoon. Several sources said the husband and wife were bludgeoned to death.
Jeffrey Schobert was a prominent Akron-area attorney who was last seen Monday around 7 p.m. walking his dog. The law firm where he worked at, Hanna, Campbell & Powell, LLP, was shocked and saddened by the tragic loss.
Part of the firm's statement read, "Jeff and Peg dedicated their lives to tirelessly serving others. Their kindness and generosity knew no bounds."
Detectives said the boyfriend of the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Chelsea Schobert, was questioned Tuesday night. The boyfriend is being held by Kent police on an unrelated obstruction of justice warrant while New Franklin police continue to review the statements he made when detectives interviewed him.
"He didn't have anything to give us last night. That's about all I can say there. He wasn't able to give us any insight on anything," said New Franklin Detective Mike Hitchings.
The boyfriend appeared by video arraignment Wednesday afternoon in a Portage County Court and pleaded not guilty to the obstruction charge. A judge set his bond at $350,000.
Chelsea Schobert was beaten and stabbed on March 23 inside an Akron home on Andrus Street, according to a police report. The girl, a senior at Archbishop Hoban High School, suffered a fractured skull and is being treated at Akron Children's Hospital.
The man arrested and charged in that incident, Jamayne Ruiz, 24, was taken into custody and remains in the Summit County Jail, detectives said.
Those closest to the Schoberts hope an arrest is made soon.
"The respect that Jeff had for the community is the antithesis of what these people obviously had and our system will bring them to justice," said Jack Harig, a member of the Akron Rotary Club.
Harig said the Schoberts volunteered at a Rotary camp for disabled kids near their home, and Jeff planted several maple trees on the property.
A spokesman for the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said the autopsies are complex and will not be completed until Thursday afternoon.
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