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October 5, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

Anthony Matthews

On October 5, 2013, at 9:00 p.m., Cincinnati Police officers responded to 1622 Waverly Avenue to investigate a body found in the road.  Responding officers located a male victim with gunshot wounds.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Anthony Matthews, a black male born January 8, 1989.  There is no suspect information to release at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

June 25, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

Ramone Hayden

On June 25, 2013 at approximately 9:00 AM, officers from Cincinnati Police District 3 heard several gunshots in the area of Van Hart Street and Westwood Avenue.  The Officers discovered a 2005 Volkswagen stopped in the middle of the street at 2352 Van Hart Street.  Within the vehicle the victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to University Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.  The victim has been identified as Ramone Hayden, a black male born 9/1/1978.

The suspect description is limited to black male wearing a red ball cap last seen running westbound from Van Hart Street.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

May 28, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

Michaela Briede

Just before midnight on May 28, 2013, Fort Mitchell KY Police were called to an apartment on Chelsea Circle in the Vinings of Fort Mitchell apartment complex for a reported shooting.  Arriving officers found the front door to the apartment forced open and 18-year-old Michaela Briede laying unconscious and unresponsive on her bedroom floor.  Paramedics were unable to restore Briede’s heartbeat and she was declared dead.  An autopsy later revealed that she died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Briede shared her apartment with a boyfriend who told police that he awoke to find two strange men in the couple’s bedroom.  At least one of the men was armed with a gun.  The men demanded money and drugs before fleeing the scene.  Additional suspects may have been involved in the home invasion.  The boyfriend survived the encounter without injury but was not able to identify the persons responsible for shooting Briede.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

April 22, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

Homicide victim Brittani Robinson

On April 22, 2013, at 10:35 a.m., Cincinnati Police District Three officers responded to the 900 block of Chateau Avenue for a reported deceased person.  Upon arrival, officers located Brittani Robinson, 24 years of age, deceased inside an apartment.  The death is being investigated as a homicide by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit and the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

April 8, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

On April 8, 2013, at 6:02 p.m., Cincinnati Police officers responded to the 5800 block of Renee Court for a reported shooting.  Upon arrival, District Five officers located a victim, identified as Cedrick Taylor, 42 years of age, suffering from a gunshot wound.  Mr. Taylor was transported to Mercy Franciscan Hospital-Mt. Airy where he succumbed from his injuries. 

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

March 16, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 at approximately 10:37pm, Hamilton Police and Fire Units responded to MKM Custom Motors, located at 1133 Central Av, for a report that someone had been shot.  Upon arrival, officers found Broderick McGhee deceased.  This homicide is still under investigation by the Hamilton Police Department.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

March 13, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

On March 13, 2013, at 1:41 a.m., Cincinnati Police officers responded to the 2500 block of Highland Avenue for a reported shooting.  Upon arrival, District Four officers located a male victim deceased on the sidewalk. The victim has been identified as Lonnel Lucas, 32 years of age.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

February 11, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

The reward for information that leads to the solution of this homicide has been increased to $2500.

The Miami Township Police Department want to know the identity of the man seen walking in the neighborhood just before Paul Leiter was shot to death around 8 p.m. on Monday February 11, 2013. Somebody shot into his home through a window from outside the house at 419 Pinebluff Drive.  Neighbors say they saw a suspicious man walking in the neighborhood shortly before the shooting.

Police released a sketch on February 15 of a man whose identity they were seeking. “So far we have not had a single call to Crime Stoppers by anyone to tell us who this man may be,” said Chief Bailey. “We have received two tips from members of the public at large, one through the Milford Police Department and one from an anonymous person who contacted the police through a news reporter. In each case the person identified was not a close match to the sketch. We still would like to hear from someone who may know who this is. That includes the person in the sketch. If you recognize yourself and have an innocent reason for being in the neighborhood, please contact us and help us clear this up.”

Police also want to know about a white van that was parked in the neighborhood at the same time. They don’t know if the unknown man was using that vehicle. Witnesses say the van was either a Chevrolet Astro or a Plymouth van. “They said it was a boxy looking vehicle. It was white and had windows on the sides,” said Chief Bailey.

Police have been working full-time on the investigation since it was reported on February 12. They say the victim was shot by someone outside the house on Monday evening February 11. Police investigators and evidence technicians from Ohio BCI&I were at the crime scene for 33 hours taking photographs and collecting forensic evidence. “We are working with a number of criminal justice agencies to help us with the investigation. We want to be sure that we are being as thorough as we can,” said Chief Bailey.

Miami Township Police are considering several persons of interest to the case. A search warrant was executed on a residence near Bethel, Ohio on Friday February 15. Forensic evidence was collected at that location. No one there was arrested.

Police have interviewed a number of persons and more interviews are pending. A large volume of evidence has been identified and processed for testing. “We know that people would like to see this investigation resolved quickly, but we are dealing with the realties of long turnaround times for forensic testing,” said Chief Bailey. “It takes two to three weeks to get results from ballistics testing, 10 to 90 days for cell phone records, 30 days or more for DNA results, 30 to 180 days for results of the examination of electronic devices, and thirteen weeks or longer for toxicology results.”

“We would very much like to hear from anyone who may have information that can help us,” said Chief Bailey. “In other cases we have investigated we have found that people sometimes have information that they do not think is significant, so they withhold it. In some cases, that information can be the key link to solving a crime.”

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

The Cincinnati is investigating a homicide that occurred at 4916 Mathis Street. On Thursday, February 7, 2013, at approximately 10:28 p.m., the Cincinnati Emergency Communications Center received a report of a person shot. District Two officers and Cincinnati Fire Department personnel responded and found Curtis Tucker, black male, 49 years old at that location. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hamilton County Coroner.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

January 28, 2013

Homicide Unit Investigation

On January 28th at 7:07pm, District 2 officers responded to investigate several reports of a juvenile shot at St. Leger Apartments.  First responders located the Terrence Womack, 16 years old, outside the entrance of 3277 Gilbert Ave.  This case is still being investigated.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at (513) 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (513) 352-3040 or submit a top at our p3tips website at p3tips.com. Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.