Ohio.com - Four cases 20 years cold

Ohio.com - Four cases 20 years cold

There are 49 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 27, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Four cases 20 years cold. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The murder of a female jogger 20 years ago this month marked the beginning of a string of similar slayings that had Akron and surrounding communities on edge for months, fearing a serial killer was at work.

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MRBOHIO

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#45 Mar 5, 2013
Missing Emmy wrote:
I thought they believed the husband was linked to the Christensen case but could never prove it?
Paul D Brown...WTH are you trying to say? Your post makes no sense at all.
I am a friend of Janice Christensen's husband's family, and he was never considered a suspect, nor should he have been. He had reported her missing, and when the police would not act on it right away, he went to all the places she usually would run at and searched for her himself. Their dog found the body, under some leaves. He was devastated by her death. It took him a long, long time to even partially recover. Although the family is sad the murder has never been formally solved, they do believe the guilty party was executed in Florida for a similar crime, but they cannot prove that.
Jennifer of Seven Hills

Cleveland, OH

#46 Apr 12, 2013
I've been haunted by Barbs murder going unsolved all these years, my friend Tammy knew her well.I hung out with her one time during my senior year of High school and we all had fun. I remember barb telling me her grandmother predicted she wouldn't live to be old.Barb said she felt that her grandmother haunted their house,flickering the lights on and off.Later it was said by friends that Barbs late grandmother came to her mom in a dream the night she was killed,to say that everything was ok, and Barb was with her.I pray that someone will come forward.Everyone agrees that someone out there knows something.This is something I have strongly felt for a long time now.
helping hand

Traverse City, MI

#47 Apr 16, 2013
I need information on a 1997 or 6 murder around akron. The murderer waited outside a bar and ran down his victim in cold blood. The 53 year old fled and now lives in Suttons Bay MI. He owned a dodge truck silver and green or avenger black. Please help any info on victim or the location of the bar
helping hand

Traverse City, MI

#48 Apr 16, 2013
Additionally he owned a Magnum
waiting for justice

Spencerville, OH

#49 Mar 3, 2014
The Voice of Reason wrote:
Lets not forget the Hoods who were also slashed with a knife. Also the bar owner in Barberton and the guy they found along Summit road and the highway. I believe all were stabbed also around the same time.
i knew ted haudenschild,the bar owner.i was his girlfriend at that time.the same person is a suspect in all four murders.ted,bryan mcdonald,howard and margret hood.some evidence still exist,so why wont barberton police look back into this case?recently,the vidocq society agreed to help probono on teds case and the barberton police refused to work with them. wonder why?also know that some barberton police are freinds with suspects family members.they say that has no bearing on the case.what do you think?
INeedJustice

Lithonia, GA

#50 Dec 24, 2016
waiting for justice wrote:
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i knew ted haudenschild,the bar owner.i was his girlfriend at that time.the same person is a suspect in all four murders.ted,bryan mcdonald,howard and margret hood.some evidence still exist,so why wont barberton police look back into this case?recently,the vidocq society agreed to help probono on teds case and the barberton police refused to work with them. wonder why?also know that some barberton police are freinds with suspects family members.they say that has no bearing on the case.what do you think?
Can you please tell me if Theodore had long brown hair?

My ex husband use to repeatedly confess to me, as well as others, especially when he was drunk, that he had murdered a man, at a bar. His confession was always the same, never varied, so I do truly believe that he did.

One day a cold case newscast came on the TV, back in the late 90s, with a mans picture, and my ex told me, completely sober, "that's the man I killed."

It is just one of the many reasons I fled my ex, and have been hiding from him for almost 2 decades. He was a terrifying man.

If you don't want to respond here, you can email me directly at INeedJustice@protonmail.com
Bella

Bluffton, SC

#52 Apr 28, 2017
Just Me wrote:
Reaching out...The Bike Trail...If I remember correctly, She was found near RT 303 on the bike trail.

As for Barbara Blatnik, I think she was another victim of Glenn Benner's, because of the way she was killed and the fact that she was at Blossom Music Center,where he killed another girl.
Hi I'm doing a story on Barbara Blatnik, I would love to hear why you think this individual Glenn Benner who be involved?
Cyn

Akron, OH

#53 Thursday Feb 8
Cold Case junkie wrote:
How well I remember these murders. I have often wondered what happened with these cases.How easily we forget yet how easily (and sadly) we are reminded that they are still unsolved.
I think all these cold cases should be spotlighted on A&E's "Cold Case Files" show. They did a show on Hannah Hill (though they really KNOW who killed her).
And wasn't the clerk from the Stow Lawson's killed by Thomas Gilbert? He should have fried by now (if not, too bad).
Sandy Jo Hogue... that's another one.
There was a show done about Mary Leonard and Ricky Beard, may they rest in peace. I hope we'll one day have justice for them too.
When did they do a story on Mary Leonard I'm curious such a sad story.
Florida Georgia Line

Boynton Beach, FL

#54 Friday Feb 9
My thoughts and prayers go out to all these people in Ohio who lost loved ones under such horrific circumstances. I lived in Cleveland for years and the one unsolved mystery that always seemed to haunt the locals was the Beverly Potts disappearance. My Aunt and uncle lived very close to exactly where it happened. What I could never figure out was how, in such a short time span, about five minutes from that carnival and her home could that of happened. W. 117th street they said was very very crowded and congested, lots of people, mostly her neighbors. It had to have happened as she turned the corner on too Linnett from West 117th st. Back then the police said the street was pitch dark, no lights, heavy trees, but the homes were very near the sidewalks and people were sitting on their front porches, someone would of heard a scuffle or scream or strange car, very small street.

This happened over 20 years after I was born, but it's still chilling. The only thing I could think of, and of course I may be wrong, is as she turned the corner from a crowded lit street to a dark one, th ed e was a neighborhood tavern right on the corner, I forget the name, right after you passed the bar, there was no parking lot, there is a small area that had a few big bushy bushes and directly behind it a small driveway with two empty abandonment garage spaces, I saw the pictures on "archive" it's very different today, but back then it looked dark empty foreboding and scary, if someone walking or driving saw her they could of hid behind those big bushes, dragged her into a car and sped off! There was such a tiny time span for this to happen, another two minutes she would of been at her home.

Unfortunately whoever took poor Beverely is most likely dead by now or about ninety years old. The kidnapper most likely died and took his terrible brutal crime to the grave. They even had physics on the case. I know it was very long ago, and too late for justice, at least here on earth. I just hope the precious angel did not suffer and is with the angels now in peace. The guilty will have his own hell.

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