Quarry search yields no evidence, sheriff says

Press Staff Writer

Two vehicles were pulled from the quarry at Veterans Park in the Village of Genoa last week as part of an investigation into a cold case crime.
Ottawa County Sheriff Stephen Levorchick said his office recently received a tip that a vehicle containing evidence linked to a cold case crime in Toledo was possibly abandoned in the quarry. About when the sheriff’s office received the information, divers from the Underwater Rescue Division of the sheriff’s department were planning to assist village workers with locating the anchor units of the floating rafts in the quarry.
While at the quarry, the divers located vehicles that the sheriff described as “not accounted for.” He then arranged for the underwater search last Tuesday.
The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department provided side-scan sonar and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation dive team and agents oversaw the search.
“We located two other vehicles that were pulled from there,” the sheriff said. “To this point, we have not been able to locate any vehicles containing evidence from a cold case crime.”
The sheriff declined to discuss the cold case, saying it would be premature to provide details without having the evidence.
He said his department considers the matter an open investigation.
The village allows the sheriff’s department divers to conduct ice diving training sessions in the quarry annually. To return the favor, the divers help village park personnel locate the raft anchors, the sheriff said.


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