OH OH - Helen Dobransky, 97, & Kenneth Bittinger, 83, Waynesburg, 12 Nov 2014

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    Double homicide under investigation in Stark County
    Tim Rearden, Bob Jones
    11:08 PM, Nov 12, 2014
    5:39 PM, Nov 13, 2014


    A double homicide in Stark County is under investigation, according to deputies.

    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-news/oh-stark/double-hom . .

    "WAYNESBURG, Ohio - Stark County Sheriff George Maier said DNA Evidence was secured at a disturbing double murder scene inside a Stark County farmhouse and he's "confident" the case will be solved.

    Kenneth Bittinger, 83, and Helen Dobransky, 97, were found dead of gunshot wounds inside their home Wednesday. Maier said both victims were shot multiple times.

    Bittinger had lived with Dobransky for several decades and was her caretaker in recent years.

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    The address was listed in the paper as 6379 Fairhill St SE Waynesburg, Ohio in Osnaburg Township, Stark County Ohio

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    I did not find this on WS so I added it. There has been no further updates in the paper since the initial reporting.
     
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    Neighbors shocked by double killing at Osnaburg farmhouse

    Helen Dobransky, 97, and Kenneth Bittinger, 83, were found Wednesday afternoon, shot to death in separate rooms.

    http://indeonline.com/article/20141113/News/141119695#sthash.sF7w

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    "An elderly man and woman shot to death Wednesday afternoon in their township farmhouse rarely left home, but they were friendly and well-liked by neighbors."

    "after another couple who came to see them had knocked on the door to their home at 6379 Fairhill St. SE, said Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier. When no one answered, the couple believed something was amiss and dialed 911."


    "Dobransky not only owned the home she lived in, she owned several other properties in the area, &#8220;as far as you can see,&#8221; said Schaar as he stood in Newport&#8217;s driveway."

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    I keep searching for any updates but I am not finding any. Praying that the Stark County Sheriff will be able to solve this so it does not become another cold case.
     
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    97-year-old woman, 83-year-old man victims in double homicide http://link.fox8.com/1u6ejlq via @fox8news


    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...eFOl_-Wx8z3Ew1ivQ&sig2=BjD1NMEplg3UxNarmjh5Hw
     
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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou..._eJeQTvNkNDaSebiw&sig2=PgsNMHC4IWzswuO2PSPfxA


    "Sheriff George Maier believes the victims knew their killer and predicts an arrest will come soon. The sheriff said they are not sure of the motive yet."

    The Sheriff has not released any further information, motive or updates on this case. It is so sad that these individuals lived this long & had their lives taken in this horrific manner.
     
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    I thought I'd heard on the news that someone came by to pay the rent, close enough to the Chumleys location, gotta wonder if connected. I need to read more details on time frames but the chumleys were Tues night into Wednesday morning?

    LIke the Dermond case and this one, strange nothing else took you home to your Lord at 97 until such as this! seems to be happening in abundance, the gov't wont have to worry about euthanasia at this rate!!!! Horrible to take advantage of the elderly, gonna go read more now
     
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    So no POI or Suspect yet and this occurred in November? yet sheriff felt confident they'd find the killer? It's barely even been heard of. This could be commited by the same crackpots headed to FL now! Clark and Co! Esp since they owned rental property as did the chumleys . How much time passed before the bodies were discovered? Horrible
     
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    In the article it says they were "dead for hours" I am really disappointed they have not said much more. Personally, I would be delving deaply into the possibility that the group involved in killing the Chumney''s, may very well have something to do with these murders. Waynesburg is not a town that has a lot of violence so this was quite a shock to the Community.
     
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    Helen E. Dobransky
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    Helen E. Dobransky
    August 18, 1917–Nov. 12, 2014. Age 97, of Waynesburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in her home. Helen was born August 18, 1917 in Canton to the late Andrew and Anna (Olear) Almasy. Prior to her marriage to Paul E. Dobransky, she was employed by The Timken Company. Helen was an excellent Slovak cook and baker; she loved gardening, baseball, politics and the farm life.
    She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, three sisters, her son, Don Dobransky; son-in-law, Mel Maxheimer; and devoted friend, Kenneth Bittinger. Helen is survived by one daughter, Nancy Maxheimer of Massillon; one daughter-in-law, Jocelyn Dobransky of Canton; many nieces and nephews.
    Nancy wishes to thank God for taking her mother and Kenny home. A heartfelt hug and prayer of thanks to Kenny for everything! A special thank you to Cecil Johnson and Mike Patterson, the family also wishes to thank Helen's neighbors and renters who have been so caring and supportive.
    Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday two hours before services 11-1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Stark County Humane Society at P.O. Box 7077, Canton, OH 44705 or do a good deed in Helen's name. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at
    www.sandersfuneralhomes.com
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    Kenneth E. Bittinger
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    Kenneth E.
    Bittinger
    Oct.28, 1931 – Nov. 12, 2014
    Age 83, of Waynesburg, passed away Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 unexpectedly in his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1931 in Bittinger, Md. to the late Norman Lee and Pearl C. (Fazenbaker) Bittinger. He retired from Sugardale Foods in 1983 after more than 30 years of service. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister; great- niece, Heidi Durst; and dear friend, Helen E. Dobransky.
    He is survived by dear friend, Nancy Maxheimer of Massillon; niece and spouse, Rita and Marvin Durst of Waynesburg; great-niece and spouse, Janis and Tom Moore of Minerva; great-nephew, Clint Durst; great-great niece and nephew, Justin Moore and Casey Jones.
    Funeral services will be Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Kreighbaum- Sanders Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday two hours before services (11-1 p.m.). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at www.sandersfuneralhomes.com.
    Kreighbaum-Sanders
    330-484-2525
    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cantonrep/obituary.aspx?pid=173169750#sthash.zBv3hylo.dpuf
     
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    Dont know how many properties she/they owned but someone may have known they had some cash lying around, if so, which no one will ever know probably, but that would seem to fall in line with the Chumley case IMO, these guys robbed a safe and killed and then robbed stores too so money is the thing driving them it seems
     
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    wonder if anyone is looking into the Robert clark and co in regards to this
     
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    If they are they certainly are not saying a word. There has been no further information in the local papers her about it. I would imagine they are because the Stark County Sheriff has one of their accomplices, Dustin Bowe, who had the Chumney's credit cards.
     
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    http://www.newsnet5.com/news/local-...s-of-interest-in-murders-stark-county-seniors

    OSNABURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Stark County detectives have "promising leads" in the murders of two senior citizens who were shot last November inside a farmhouse in Osnaburg Township.

    "There's definitely people of interest that we continue to look at," said Major C.J. Stantz.

    Stantz indicated DNA evidence is being processed at a crime lab and interviews are ongoing.

    He would not name any suspects or discuss a possible motive, but Stantz said he has "high hopes" the case will be solved.

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    Finally there is some more information on this case. I hope there is an arrest soon. These Helen & Kenneth deserve Justice!
     

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