Authorities were in and out of Portage County home belonging to son of missing millionaire

HIRAM, Ohio - A cold case in Portage County is heating up again. 

It's been nearly 25 years since Melvin Shoemaker went missing and Wednesday authorities searched a home in connection with his disappearance. 

BCI, along with sheriff's deputies from both Geauga and Portage counties spent the entire day and well into the evening at a property on Winchell Road in Hiram. 

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Property records confirm Glenn Shoemaker lives at the house in question and neighbors say Glenn is Melvin Shoemaker's son. 

"He didn't report his father missing after about three months, and I knew something was wrong at that time," said neighbor Joe Clay. 

Melvin Shoemaker went missing in 1994. According to authorities, the 71-year-old is a retired welder and worth several million dollars. His son is his only heir. 

Authorities did not reveal what lead them to the home Wednesday. 

 

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