Another car identified as stolen from Cleveland dealership where couple was found dead

Posted at 10:25 AM, Apr 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-21 17:00:22-04

Cleveland police have located the cars that authorities originally said were stolen from the car dealership where a couple was found dead last Friday. Trina and Michael Kuznik were discovered by their 19-year-old.

Now police are identifying another car that may have been stolen. That car is a blue four-door 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL.


A Chevrolet Tahoe was originally believed to be stolen but police now say it was purchased by a man earlier in the week, prior to the homicide. Authorities thought it was stolen because the paperwork was not immediately found. 

A BMW 528i that police were also looking for in connection to the case was found parked in the 3800 block of West 48th Street Thursday evening. 

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Officers arrested one person on unrelated warrants in the area where the vehicle was found. Police say that person is not believed to be associated with the car dealership homicide. 

During a Friday afternoon press conference, police said are still no suspects in the deaths of Trina and Michael Kuznik, who were found dead at the Mr. Cars Inc. dealership on East 185th Street last week. 

UPDATE: Cleveland police now say the couple was not married, even though the original release said that they were a married couple. Apparently at one point they got divorced and then got back together but did not remarry.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office is swabbing the mouth of the couple's dog to see if it contains any evidence or DNA belonging to the possible shooter. 

In March, News 5 Investigator Sarah Buduson interviewed Trina about a recent break-in at the business for an upcoming story. In the interview, Kuznik complained about police response times and said it took an officer six hours to respond to her call.

"We have a huge problem in this city — a huge problem!” Kuznik said in that March 22 interview that was set to air at a later date.

“You can’t get the police here,” she continued. "There’s either not enough officers, or too much crime or something’s going on to the fact that we can’t get any help or support here.”

Kuznik’s assessment of crime trends tragically described what would happen to her and her husband just weeks later.

“How is it right that people can come and just do this to us and nobody stops it?” she asked. “It’s like the wild west.”

There is a vigil for the couple planned for Friday at 6 p.m. in front of the dealership. 

A total of $7,500 in reward money is being offered in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464.  Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Cleveland police gave a press conference about the double homicide investigation Friday afternoon. If you missed it, watch below: