08-26-2009, 02:35 PM #1
OH - Jennifer Shively, 26, murdered, Toledo, 15 Aug 2009
Body Found in Ottawa County
On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 6:20PM the Carroll Township Police Department received a report of a body floating in the water at Lamberjacks Marina, 10221 W. Locust Point Road, Oak Harbor, Ohio. The body had been discovered by two individuals riding jet-skis in the area. An officer from the Carroll Township Police Department arrived on the scene and was able to confirm it was in fact a human body. The police department immediately requested assistance from the Ottawa County Sheriffs Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
The body, found in an isolated area of the marina, was recovered from the water by the Ottawa County Sheriffs Office Underwater Response Team.
The body is that of a female, presumed Caucasian, likely in her late teens or early twenties. She is of thin build and was found wearing only a white tank-top T-Shirt and bra. There was a tattoo, approximately two and one-half inches in diameter, on her right front shoulder. The design was that of a five point star with a ‘sun burst’ in the middle done with blue ink. (Example below) The victims arms were bound behind her back and her feet were tied together. The body, found in 3-4 feet of water, was weighted down with two large cement blocks.
The body has been taken to the Lucas County Coroners Office where an autopsy will be performed. There was no immediate indication of the cause of death. Investigators estimate the body may have been in the water one to two weeks.
The case remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriffs Office and the Ottawa County Coroner with assistance from the Carroll Township Police Department.
Assisting agencies; Carroll Township Fire and EMS
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation (Sandusky Office)
Anyone with possible information about the identity of this person is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriffs Office at 419-734-4404.
Designed in Blue Ink
Last edited by Cubby; 12-18-2010 at 04:56 PM.
08-28-2009, 07:34 AM #2
The dead woman is Jennifer L. Snively, 26, of 1132 Earl St., Toledo, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office reported late Thursday.
Detectives don’t know where Snively was killed or how her body was brought to Ottawa County, according to the sheriff’s office Web site.
The office received several calls about the identity of the woman, who was found at Lamberjack’s Marina in Carroll Township.
“The callers saw pictures of the tattoos on the victim during local news broadcasts at 5 p.m. and recognized them as being those of a family member,” a sheriff’s department news release said.
“Ottawa County detectives met with family members, including her mother and brother, in Toledo on Thursday evening. They positively identified the victim from photographs of the tattoos and surgical scars on the body.”
Snively was dead before she was dumped in the water, investigators say.
“It is accurate that she was deceased before she entered the water,” Ottawa County Coroner Dr. Jerome McTague said Thursday, before her identity was discovered.
At that point, an autopsy at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office had provided the sheriff’s office with specific details about jewelry, numerous tattoos and other features that helped in identifying the woman.
Chief Deputy Randy Riedmaier said detectives from Lucas County quickly ruled out the possibility the body was that of Cindy Sumner, a 21-year-old Toledo woman missing since the first week of August.
Jet skiers found the woman, partially clothed, bound and fastened to concrete blocks, in the water at Lamberjack’s Marina on Turtle Creek near Lake Erie at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office, the Ottawa County Coroner, the Toledo Police Department and the Carroll Township Police Department.
08-28-2009, 10:40 AM #3
There sure isn't much reporting going on here. Wonder why?
03-12-2016, 10:02 PM #4
From October 2011:
A Toledo man was sentenced in Lucas County Common Pleas Court Friday to 20 years in prison for the deaths of two women, one of whom was considered a witness in the killing of the other.
Rodney Dean Wahl, Sr., 41, was convicted of the strangulation of Jennifer Shively, 26, who was found Aug. 25, 2009, at an Ottawa County marina; and in the Sept. 11, 2009, death of Ursula Graves, 42, who died from a combination of alcohol and heroin.
He entered an Alford plea agreement on Sept. 23 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. As part of the agreement, initial charges of aggravated murder were reduced to the manslaughter charges.
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