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Posted: 3:03 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012
Northern Bureau Chief
MERCER COUNTY, Ohio —
The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the Grube double homicide and the Fair home invasion/robbery. Since Monday," we have received more than 60 new tips, mostly involving the Fair home invasion/robbery," said Jeff Grey, Sheriffof Mercer County.
A witness has come forward and worked with detectives and BCI&I agents to develop a composite drawing of one of the suspects. The attached is the composite. Hair is described as reddish blonde and the suspect is stocky and shorter than 5’07. Witness believes that he is in approximately 30 years old.
“There are many similarities to the two cases, but we have not made a connection at this point,” states Sheriff Grey. Detective Lance Crum has been assigned to be the lead investigator on the Fair case while Detective Doug Timmerman continues to investigate the Grube case. Detective Megan Baker and Ohio BCI&I agents will assist in both investigations as needed. Lt. Martin Emerine has been reassigned from the patrol division to the detective bureau to follow up on other cases that need investigative attention.
Mercer County Residents are urged to be alert, watch your neighbors’ property and report suspicious activity. Suspicious activity should be reported to the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Number, 419-586-7724. Anonymous tips may be left on the sheriff’s office website at www.mercercountysheriff.org or by calling the tip line at 567-890-TIPS (8477).
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