Three jailed, one wanted for Akron murders after bodies found in burning home

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AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The Akron Police Department says three people are in custody and warrants have been signed for another person in connection with the murders of two people found in a burning home.

Justin Walker and Melinda Pointer’s bodies were found in the home in the 1090 block of Brown St. July 28.

The medical examiner found both of the victims had been shot in the head and torso.

Thursday, police announced Steven Hayes, 20, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder.

Steven Hayes

He is in custody at the Summit County Jail.

Also in the jail is Kianna Buckley, 42.

Kianna Buckley

She’s charged with complicity to commit aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

Akron police said Dylan Brown, 20, who was wanted for complicity to commit aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, is now in custody. According to police, he is being held in West Virginia on unrelated charges. 

Dylan Brown

Gia Alexis Hernandez, 37, is wanted for tampering with evidence and obstructing justice.

Gia Hernandez

If you see Hernandez, call 911.

If you have any information that can help Akron police detectives, call (330)375-2490.

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