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FBI offers $20,000 for information in Rocky River Reservation double homicide

Posted: 4:14 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-24 14:26:50-04
Rocky River Reservation vigil
Rocky River Reservation Vigil
Rocky River Reservation

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — The FBI is now offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects in the deaths of the two people found shot in the Rocky River Reservation last Tuesday.

Carnell Sledge, 40, and Katherine Brown, 33, were found at about 5:22 p.m. on June 4 in the Rocky River Reservation north of the Lorain Road bridge, east of Valley Parkway. Brown was found in the water with a single gunshot wound to her head. Sledge was found outside in the grass with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, authorities said.

A vigil for the two victims was held at the reservation on Tuesday evening.

Despite continued assurances from Metroparks officials that the park is safe and the incident was isolated, many park-goers have a lingering sense of uneasiness following the double homicide.

The Cleveland Metroparks detective bureau is leading the homicide investigation with support from the FBI, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

"We are using all available resources to bring justice for the victims of this tragedy," said Cleveland Metroparks Police Chief Katherine Dolan.

Anyone with information can call the Metroparks Police dedicated tip line at 440-331-5219 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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