Sheriff pursuing leads in Springfield Twp. murders

Clarke and Straub

Lucas County Sheriff James A. Telb says his department continues to pursue leads in the double homicide of Johnny S. Clarke and Lisa Straub that occurred in Springfield Twp. on January 31, 2011.

Deputies are confident that the murder was not a random act of violence and that the Clarke and Straub were targeted by their assailants. They do not believe the killers were "professionals" but have no motive for the crime as of now.

Deputies have conducted numerous interviews and polygraph examinations, according to the sheriff. The evidence collected at the scene continues to be processed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification and investigators are awaiting results of those tests. The F.B.I. have also dedicated resources to the investigation.

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The sheriff is asking anybody with any knowledge of this crime to contact them via Crime Stopper at (419) 255-1111 or call the sheriff directly at (419) 213-4917. A cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder.