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Miami Township police ask for help to solve year-old homicide

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) -- More than a year after a Miami Township man was shot and killed outside of his home, police are still trying to determine who killed him.

Someone shot Paul Leiter to death on the evening of February 11, 2013. The shooter fired through a rear window from outside of the home on Pinebluff Drive. Evidence technicians spent 33 hours collecting evidence and taking pictures, according to police.

While Miami Township police have looked at several potential suspects, there have been no arrests. Detectives considered Leiter's wife's job as an investigator for the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. There was some concern that this shooting may have been related to her employment so it was necessary that we interview and verify the activities before, during and after the shooting of those who she had investigated, said Sergeant Fatute in a release. It was a painstaking process and weve seen no evidence to suggest that this shooting had anything to do with her employment.

Detectives did serve a search warrant at the home of Michael Krusling,  near Bethel a few days after Leiter's death. He was a pharmacist who lost his license after an investigation led by Leiter's wife. Krusling was found dead the next day. The coroner determined his death was a suicide from a deadly mix of drugs. However, Miami Township police have ruled him out as a shooter.

We would very much like to hear from anyone who may have information that can help us, Fatute said. In other cases weve investigated weve found that people sometimes have information that they dont think is significant, so they withhold it.  In some cases, that information can be the key link to solving a crime.

Anyone with information about this shooting should contact the Miami Township Police at 248-3721 or the Clermont County Communications Center at 732-2231, available 24 hours a day, or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040. There is a $2,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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