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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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Losers

Richmond, VA

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#24
Aug 28, 2007
 
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Who? Little Mz.Death-Tramp??
Well shes at home with her children and her braindead husband...While Jeff Zak is dead and John Zaffino pays with his life!
I for one, hope to run into her sometime out in public...so i can yell
"Hey Look Its Cindy George, The 2-timing man killer"
I could have SWORN I saw Cindy George at the Montrose Best Cuts on August 4 (a Saturday). I even asked my mom what her kids looked like, because my mom worked at Tangier. Could that be possible? If they spent all their money on getting her out of jail and have to get their hair cut at the same place all of us do, that is hilarious! What a crazy wench.
Donna Blatnik

Cleveland, OH

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#25
Aug 28, 2007
 
My little sister is Barbie Blatnik. I am so mad at the person(s) who killed her. She was a very special person. I miss her, I also miss her for my children who will never have her as an Aunt. They dont have an Aunt because of these people. I dont have a sister, and my parents dont have their baby daughter. I hate them!
FYI to all U of A

Springboro, PA

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#26
Aug 28, 2007
 
Since U of A has cut parking spots, my daughter informed me she had to park far away in a lot next to apartment houses!!!!! I paid $100 for he to walk an be late for class? Now I have a new fear every morning that something will happen to her or another female student because they had to park off campus. Where did all the spots go?
NO Parking at school but they have room to build a new stadium??????
Be careful students!!!!!!!!!!1
Waiting

United States

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#27
Aug 28, 2007
 
Donna Blatnik wrote:
My little sister is Barbie Blatnik. I am so mad at the person(s) who killed her. She was a very special person. I miss her, I also miss her for my children who will never have her as an Aunt. They dont have an Aunt because of these people. I dont have a sister, and my parents dont have their baby daughter. I hate them!
I am so sorry for your loss. In an ironic twist, my granddaughter was murdered by two people, one of whom was Marcia Piotter's daughter. She was four years old when they took her from us. How ironic that the daughter of a murder victim should turn out to be a murderer herself. I hope you are able to find comfort in your memories of your sister.
Missing Emmy

Akron, OH

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#28
Aug 28, 2007
 
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.
rlp

Cleveland, OH

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#30
Oct 4, 2007
 
a short time after these kilings a man and a woman were charged with killing a drug dealer in akron, the man stabbed the dealer to death while the woman watched. the man had an earlier conviction for raping a woman at knifepoint. i wonder if this man was ever checked out in the unsolved akron murders or if investigators dismissed it due to different m.o's.
Ade Fapetu

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Nov 25, 2007
 

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I just watched the documentary of this case on the cable. It is horrible decisions of some of these appellate judges to free this lady. Some people do not even have a single fear of the Lord. If this woman had been a man, he would still be serving the sentence. This woman was as guilty as anything and yet, she was freed. What an injustice. For every injustice you do on earth, there will be the Supreme Judge who will judge you for all your injustices when you die!!
Dee Wierby

Collierville, TN

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#32
Nov 25, 2007
 
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Ade Fapetu wrote:
I just watched the documentary of this case on the cable. It is horrible decisions of some of these appellate judges to free this lady. Some people do not even have a single fear of the Lord. If this woman had been a man, he would still be serving the sentence. This woman was as guilty as anything and yet, she was freed. What an injustice. For every injustice you do on earth, there will be the Supreme Judge who will judge you for all your injustices when you die!!
I know the area where Barbie Blatnik lived. Why did she end up in Akron? I wonder why it has not been solved. Someone should have come forth by now. Her family and freinds deserve closure.
What was on cable this evening? Have these cases been on tv yet?
Dee Wierby

Collierville, TN

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#33
Nov 25, 2007
 
Donna Blatnik wrote:
My little sister is Barbie Blatnik. I am so mad at the person(s) who killed her. She was a very special person. I miss her, I also miss her for my children who will never have her as an Aunt. They dont have an Aunt because of these people. I dont have a sister, and my parents dont have their baby daughter. I hate them!
Donna, I am praying for you and your family. I feel your loss and your pain. The ones that did this to her live in fear everyday of their life. And the ones that know about who did it, suffer too, for one day they will need to speak about what they know. I pray for this day soon. Then we will all have peace and justice.
Woodridge Grad

Garland, TX

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#34
Mar 1, 2008
 
I attended middle and high scholl with Thomas Gilbert. People that knew him in 7th grade felt he was more capable of murder than anyone else we knew.
It came as no shock when he did.
the shcock came when he was back in class after the first time he murdered someone.
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Ashburn, VA

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#35
Jun 21, 2008
 
frustrated wrote:
Good luck, my cousin was murdered in 1991 in Akron, her decomposed body was found in a park, never found her murderer either...
However, my OTHER cousin was also murdered in Akron in 1996 and her murderer was found 6 or 7 yrs later,thanks to newer DNA technology. Glad the S.O.B. that raped, beat strangled and suffocated my 12 yr old cousin will be behind bars for a very long time!
I Knew both of these two people its sad they where good people. and i think they should of took D.C out and let the family do to him .what he did to this child its sick. and the pain. that family has to live with.
Tonya Trent

Northfield, OH

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#36
Mar 15, 2009
 
I would really like to know who the person is that wrote this??? My mother was murdered in 1991 and her decomposed body was found in Firestone metro park. Also my cousin was murdered in 1996 and her murderer was convicted six years later of her rape,kidnapping,strangulation of her and is now on death row for her murder. My moms murderer was never found. Please respond to me at my e-mail angeleyes4evr116@yahoo.com.
frustrated wrote:
Good luck, my cousin was murdered in 1991 in Akron, her decomposed body was found in a park, never found her murderer either...
However, my OTHER cousin was also murdered in Akron in 1996 and her murderer was found 6 or 7 yrs later,thanks to newer DNA technology. Glad the S.O.B. that raped, beat strangled and suffocated my 12 yr old cousin will be behind bars for a very long time!
Vlcastelan78

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#37
Jan 26, 2010
 
True Story: 06/1979 a 26 year old husband, father, brother, son his vehicle was struck on a rail road track, isolated road early in the morning wood co. Coroner said there was a possibilty he was already dead when the train struck his vehicle and autopsy revealed blunt force trauma or internal injury was the cause of death and that further investigation would be done it is also stated that he had been in a fight prior to this accident. Nothing or no one has ever been charged in the murder of my father I was only 6 months old when he was killed I'm now 31 and have never forgotten the father I never really met if your reading this and can help me on where to turn next, me and my two older sisters would so greatly appreciate any form of help.....
sherry

Youngstown, OH

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#38
Apr 9, 2011
 
This trail was and still is out in Northhampton. It runs from Steels Corners into Hudson.
JDH

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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#39
Apr 30, 2011
 
I am currently putting together a book of murders in Akron and the surrounding area. If any family member would like to have possibility of their story appearing in this book please contact me. If anyone has any information on little known crimes, i would also be interested in hearing about it.

Thanks
akronhistory@gmail.com
paul

Akron, OH

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Sep 27, 2011
 
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.
Benner was already incarcerated when these crimes were committed
gina n

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Jan 10, 2013
 
Donna Blatnik wrote:
My little sister is Barbie Blatnik. I am so mad at the person(s) who killed her. She was a very special person. I miss her, I also miss her for my children who will never have her as an Aunt. They dont have an Aunt because of these people. I dont have a sister, and my parents dont have their baby daughter. I hate them!
She was a friend of mine who helped me through a tough time. I know someone knows something about what happened. He family has suffered long enough. Give them closure. Allow me to stop my search
for my friend , found murdered and raped on my 17th birthday1
gina n

Cleveland, OH

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#42
Jan 10, 2013
 
She was a friend of mine who helped me through a tough time. I know someone knows something about what happened. He family has suffered long enough. Give them closure. Allow me to stop my search
for my friend , found murdered and raped on my 17th birthday1
AER

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Jan 26, 2013
 
gina n wrote:
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She was a friend of mine who helped me through a tough time. I know someone knows something about what happened. He family has suffered long enough. Give them closure. Allow me to stop my search
for my friend , found murdered and raped on my 17th birthday1
I knew Barbara as well. One of her close friends were assigned to be my "big sister" at Erieview, as a result we hung out together at school. There were so many rumors after her death. I will never forget the service held for her in our auditorium. Many of the faculty were opposed to us playing "Stairway to Heaven" during the service. It would be a blessing to so many to know Barbara Blatnik's family and friends could finally see justice. I find it odd that her case is not even listed on the Attorney General's website for unsolved homicides. Nor is it in any other forums of the major unsolved crimes websites. Makes me wonder how these people choose what cases are given attention. considering all of the major highways near Blossom and all the homicides unsolved, even the investigations into the Truck drivers suspected of being serial killers; overlook these cases. Just sad.
gina

Cleveland, OH

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#44
Feb 8, 2013
 
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.
Benner had already been convicted when Barb was murdered. I wish it were true so her family would at least have some closer.

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