Double murder at Cleveland car dealership appears to be a targeted crime

CLEVELAND-- The Cleveland Division of Police said the double murder of a couple at their car dealership was a targeted crime; they were shot and killed during a robbery.

Police believe they are looking for multiple people involved in the crime.

Mike and Trina Kuznik (photo from family)

Mike and Trina Kuznik were found dead inside Mr. Cars, Inc., of East 185th Street in Cleveland just after 10 p.m. on April 14. Their dog had also been killed.

Police think the dog may have bitten the suspect; police requested that the medical examiner swab the animal for possible DNA evidence.

Police said the couple’s 19-year-old son made the gruesome discovery after they never came home for dinner as planned. Items were missing from the business’s office.

Cleveland police say a blue 2006 Mercedes Benz SL was also stolen (courtesy: police)

Cleveland police said they have identified another vehicle as stolen: A blue 2006 Mercedes Benz SL, 4-door.

Officers recovered a BMW, which was reported missing from the car lot, on West 48th Street Thursday night.

Police ask anyone with information in the murders call investigators at 216-623-5464 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463. You can also text the tip to TIP657. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and Crime Stoppers offered a $7,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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