OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio – New and bizarre details have been released in the case of a body found in an Olmsted Township pond, but the victim has yet to be identified.
Officials determined an African American man suffered multiple stab wounds.
He was discovered in a retention pond near McKenzie Road Wednesday when a neighbor noticed “clothing” floating in the water.
The Olmsted Township Police Department said Friday that the victim was wearing a red Betty Boop tank top, three black bras and a light black hooded jacket. He was nude from the waist down.
A rope attached to a piece of concrete and steel pipe was tied around his waist and knotted from behind, police said.
DNA records, the missing persons database and dental records may be used to help identify the victim.
He is believed to be 20-40 years old, 5’11” tall and about 142 pounds. He had black hair and brown eyes.
The investigation also included a sweep of the pond by divers using sonar and metal detectors and a search of an unoccupied apartment next to the pond.
“Items of interest” were found in the garage there.
After analyzing evidence collected so far, the Olmsted Township Police Department determined this to be an isolated crime.
A person of interest has not been identified.
Anyone with information should contact the Olmsted Township Police Department at (440) 235-3335.