Help Us Solve Cold Cases
The crimes depicted on this page are considered "unsolved" and need your input! Contact our department if you have information on any of these cold case files.
Kyle Gutierrez – Unsolved Vehicular Homicide
On February 8, 2018 at approximately 1:54am, 22 year old Kyle Gutierrez was located laying in the middle of the southbound lane of North Main Street, in the area of 280 North Main Street, where he was determined to be deceased. It is believed Gutierrez was struck by a vehicle travelling southbound on North Main Street which then fled the area. During the course of the investigation, several individuals were interviewed and many leads were followed but no charges were ever filed for the death of Gutierrez.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Marc Ellis at the Oberlin Police Department by phone (440) 774-1061, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). All information will remain strictly confidential.
Carol Gandelman – Unsolved Vehicular Homicide
On September 17, 1979 at approximately 9:00pm, 19 year old Oberlin College student, Carol Gandelman was riding on a bicycle back to her Keep Cottage residence after picking up groceries at Gibson’s Bakery. Gandelman was struck by a vehicle on North Main Street near Langston Middle School. Gandelman was severely injured and died five days later. Witnesses report the vehicle which struck Gandelman continued northbound on North Main Street before possibly turning eastbound on Walnut Street where sight of the vehicle was lost. The suspect vehicle was described by the witnesses as a large green American made car with square shaped lights. A witness who resided on North Main Street recalls hearing the crash followed by a loud, excited voice coming from the front of his residence stating “she just came out of nowhere, let’s get the hell out of here”. The witness further described the voice as that of a white male, teens to early 20s in age at the time of the incident. Officers thoroughly searched the area and the vehicle description was given out by media outlets but the suspect vehicle was never located.
If you have any information, please contact Patrol Officer Wiley at the Oberlin Police Department by phone (440) 774-1061, or e-mail at email@example.com. All information will remain strictly confidential.
Click here to view Carol Gandleman’s page on the Ohio Attorney General “Cold Case” section
Windom Durham – Unsolved Homicide
On November 2, 1962 at approximately 1:25pm, 77 year old Windom Durham was found dead in his 249 Lincoln Street residence after a neighbor requested a welfare check due to suspicious conditions. It appeared Durham was severely beaten and had been bound and gagged during a robbery inside of his residence. The time of death was determined to be approximately 8:00am on November 2, 1962 by asphyxiation. Durham was last seen alive by neighbors at approximately 2:00pm on November 1, 1962. Immediately following the incident, several individuals were interviewed but nobody has been arrested or charged with the murder of Windom Durham.
If you have any information, please contact Patrol Officer Wiley at the Oberlin Police Department by phone (440) 774-1061, or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). All information will remain strictly confidential.
Click here to view Windom Durham’s page on the Ohio Attorney General “Cold Case” section