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DNA may provide clue in bike trail murder

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- A bike path was a strange place for murder.
The location at Ninth and Maple in Middletown was just part of the mystery surrounding the killing of Will Sawyer.  A murder in April was to blame why the bike trail wasn't busier on a beautiful June morning. 

Detective Richard Bush of the Middletown police said, "Fear of the unknown; as far as the public knows there is a killer loose.  It bugs you, eats at me every night every night."

Sawyer was shot with a nine millimeter.  The casing was found at the scene.  Other evidence near the body is being analyzed for DNA but still leave many questions.

What about a motive?  Sawyer was a low level street gang member. 

"Wasn't the kind of person made a bunch of people mad, wasn't trying to control the neighborhood or anything like that," said Lt. Scott Reeve. 

What ever happened, the murder seemed personal.  Sawyer wasn't robbed.  He still had money and his phone and he was shot in the back.

Maybe money will help.  Local 12's Wheel of Justice put up a $2,000 reward.  If you have information that could help solve the case you can be eligible for that reward by calling Crime Stoppers at 352-3040 or Middletown police.


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