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Two homicides, robbery prompt police to look at connection
LOCKLAND, Ohio (Angenette Levy) -- Lockland Police have charged a man with a robbery that happened several houses away from the scene of a 67-year-old woman's murder.
Police officers and Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies removed bags of evidence from a home at 301 Arlington Ave. Tuesday night. Police said Daniel Johnson robbed his family at the house on Tuesday. The home is on the same street where Wanda Glenn was found stabbed in the back of her neck at her home on Arlington Ave. Tuesday afternoon. Glenn pushed a button on her medical alert device which let someone know that something was wrong. She was found in her home.
Lockland Police believe she was targeted because she was disabled and lived alone.
"She was pretty much harmless. You know she was defenseless. She hadn't been out of the house in three or four years. So I don't understand why anyone would do that," said Ed Wright, a neighbor who's known Glenn for 40 years.
Police say the robbery and Glenn's murder have things in common but they are not saying that the two are connected. A police spokesperson would not elaborate Tuesday night.
Investigators are also looking at whether Glenn's murder is connected to the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy less than a mile away in Arlington Heights Monday night. Local 12 News is not identifying the boy since his father, who lives out of state, has not be notified of his death.
"I don't even have words to describe how I'm feeling today. We're all just pretty numb. I think the whole community is numb," said Nikki Blair, who's known the boy since he was a small child.
Blair's daughter was a friend of the teen and had texted with him shortly before his death.
"My last Snap Chat was like good night or whatever. It was like 9:38. And then he didn't open it," said 12-year-old Arianna Blair.
The teen's neighbor heard a scuffle outside of his house on Blanche Ave. Monday night. But he didn't see anything when he went outside.
"A couple of boys out there it looked like they were horse playing or something you know and being a little loud and then two of them left," said Chris Thompson.
The boy's family came home and found him dead in the kitchen after 10:30 p.m. Monday night.
Daniel Johnson remains in the Hamilton County Justice Center. He faces one count of receiving stolen property.
Anyone with information about the homicides can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.
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